These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: In the original book, Mandy is Ella's Fairy Godmother who fights tooth and nail to help Ella survive both her stepmother's abuse and Lucinda's curse. In the movie, she is merely an incompetent house fairy who won't lift a finger to help Ella because she will lose her eternal youth and beauty (which she does not have in the original book, being a Cool Old Lady!)