Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in an animated world, a classic Disney fairytale. But after crossing with an evil queen (Susan Sarandon), Giselle is banished and thrust into the the live action world of present day New York City.
Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
The film begins in an animated fantasy world. The traditional 2D animation is not quite up to Disney’s usually high standard, but it's not long before we're whisked off to real-life New York City where the cartoon characters are brought to life as flesh-and-blood people.
Princess Giselle is perfectly realized by Amy Adams, whose winning performance elevates the film. Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey deftly keeps the fantasy grounded in reality as a divorce lawyer who slowly falls for Giselle’s charms. James Marsden and Timothy Spall (as a prince and his servant, respectively) provide some excellent comic relief.
The whole adventure is so appealing that it seems a pity to shoehorn in a weak subplot involving an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) who turns into a dragon for the climactic finale. This is also responsible for some of the film's worst effects, which is a shame, as the others – an excitable squirrel sidekick, in particular – are well done.
Gluing everything together is the music by stalwart Disney composer Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast), which riffs on traditional fairytale tunes and includes a rousing song and dance number in Central Park. Visually, the film is bright and cheerful. Plenty of iconic Disney imagery – poisoned apples, helpful woodland creatures – fills the story to the brim.
Enchanted is a sweet romantic fable, with some loveable performances and some genuine good humour.
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This movie was not the best. i hated how she always fell and said ooohhh sound.
but its not that funny. Everything was okay but they should of used someone else for the princess and make the squirrel look real in non cartoon bit.
When i saw the movie my sister was so bored she looked very, very angry.
So WHATS THE BIG DEAL?
Such a good Disney movie... it reminded me of the ones I used to like when I was little. Amy Adams was fantastic and perfect for the role. James Marsden really won me over with his Prince Charming acting. But Susan Sarandon was a bit "meh".
Especially loved the part where everyone starts singing the same song in Central Park :-)
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