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A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

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Kevin Lima

Writer:

Bill Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Adams ... Giselle
Patrick Dempsey ... Robert Philip
James Marsden ... Prince Edward
Timothy Spall ... Nathaniel
Idina Menzel ... Nancy Tremaine
Rachel Covey ... Morgan Philip
Susan Sarandon ... Queen Narissa
Julie Andrews ... The Narrator (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Pip in Andalasia (voice)
Kevin Lima ... Pip in New York (voice)
Emma Rose Lima Emma Rose Lima ... Bluebird / Fawn / Rapunzel (voice)
Teala Dunn ... Bunny (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Troll (voice)
Courtney Williams Courtney Williams ... Sunglass Street Vendor
William Huntley William Huntley ... Grumpy
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Storyline

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? Written by Orange

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This fairytale princess is about to meet a real Prince Charming. See more »


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Rated PG for some scary images and mild innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encantada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,440,317, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,807,262, 13 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$340,487,652
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2.35 : 1
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This was the last Disney film acclaimed poster artist John Alvin worked on. Alvin had worked on the posters for many animated Disney films throughout his career. See more »

Goofs

Robert's secretary Sam admits she can't find the place that Giselle comes from - Andalusia, Andalasia, whatever. Although she's called every travel agent and every airline, she doesn't even know if it's a country or a city. Weirdly, it seems that no travel agent or airline has informed Sam that Andalusia (with its beautiful and historic capital Seville) is a large territory of sunny southern Spain, making this a major European tourist destination. See more »

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Narrator: Once upon a time, in a magical kingdom known as Andalasia, there lived an evil queen. Selfish and cruel, she lived in fear that one day her stepson would marry and she would lose her throne forever. And so she did all in her power to prevent the prince from ever meeting the one special maiden with whom he would share true love's kiss.
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The cutouts shown in the end credits reference various Disney films, such as Fantasia (1940), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), The Princess and the Frog (2009), and The Little Mermaid (1989). See more »

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That's How You Know
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Produced by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Robbie Buchanan
Arranged by Martin Erskine
Performed by Amy Adams
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That good old story with a modern twist
21 November 2007 | by Jay_ExiomoSee all my reviews

Combining elements of modern day Manhattan with romanticized fairy tale settings, "Enchanted" tells the story of Giselle (Adams), your typical Disney leading lady living in a cottage, singing with innocent creatures, awaiting the day she would meet her prince charming. He turns out to be Prince Edward (James Marsden), a dashing debonair who happens to be the stepson of the wicked witch Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon). They meet, fall in love in a whim, and decide to marry the next day.

Problem is, step-mom wouldn't allow anyone to take over her throne so she poses as an old woman and pushes a clueless Giselle into a well that transports to - ahem - our world, where her quixotic perspective sets her apart from everyone else. Her city misadventures eventually lead her to Robert (Patrick Dempsey), a divorce lawyer separated from his wife and trying to raise his daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey) by himself.

While awaiting to be rescued by her Prince Edward, Giselle bonds with father and daughter, with him teaching her a thing or two about dating, and her teaching him on the positive aspects of love.

While obviously an attempt to satirize the genre it carved its name on, this Disney flick helmed by Kevin Lima does it in a way that's not in a mocking manner as Dreamworks animated films usually are. Rather, they are handled with affection that makes the fairy tale angle a rather sweet and funny affair. The interweaving elements of live-action and animation blend alright and don't feel unbalanced.

Of course, you can say that this movie really belongs to Adams, who with her cheerful nature, makes it easy for one to feel for her character by providing depth and giving an additional dimension to Giselle. The supporting cast pale in comparison although they do have their moments, especially Sarandon who easily hams it up during a climactic event.

"Enchanted" doesn't necessarily mark a return of the old fairy tale magic conspicuously absent in recent Disney films; but it has the charms and clever wit - not to mention star Amy Adams bubbly charisma - to win over audiences outside the target demographic.


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