Ollie is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted, until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs. But just when he thinks his life has hit rock bottom, a sexy, no-nonsense video store clerk enters his life and shows Ollie that sometimes you have to forget who you thought you were and acknowledge what really makes you happy.
Ella is given a gift of obedience from her Fairy Godmother, which is also a curse. Under no circumstances can Ella refuse anything she is asked to do, no matter how wicked it may be. Tired of being taken advantage of, Ella, with a talking book as her companion, leaves home to find her Fairy Godmother and return her unwanted gift. This simple errand soon turns into an amazing journey filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and the plotting Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.