The beautiful Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) is banished by evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) 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
Hailing from Andalasia, Giselle displays similar traits to the Disney Princesses. Director Kevin Lima describes her as "about eighty percent Snow White, with some traits borrowed from Cinderella (1950) and Sleeping Beauty (1959), although her spunkiness comes from Ariel of The Little Mermaid (1989)." See more »
In the taxi cab in the beginning of the movie, the collar of
Robert's overcoat is tucked under the seat belt strap one moment, then resting over it, then tucked under it again a moment later. See more »
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.
See more »
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 »
First off, I want to say that, there is a comment on this thread where someone calls Enchanted disturbing, should be rated R, etc. It is obvious she did not see the film. This reviewer is high, and, this review should be removed.
Enchanted was a surprisingly great, fun modernized Cinderella tale, including 3 show- stopping musical numbers where the test audience applauded after each song.
Amy Adams is perfect, James Marsden, once again, as he was in Hairspray, was very appealing. I felt Patrick Dempsey was good, if not a tad old for the part, and, his fiancé was OK, nothing spectacular. (in fact, I feel this movie would have worked a bit better if Dempsey had a good girl "friend" vs a fiancé).
That being said, I loved the message this movie teaches to children, that is, get to know someone before saying "i do" (as is the message with way too many princess movies, and is the reason why too many suffer youthful failed marriages.
Enchanted was great fun, and very funny! A must see!
274 of 340 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this