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Some day my prince will come
Some day we'll meet again
And away to his castle we'll go
To be happy forever I know
(Lyrics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Some Day my Prince Will Come)
"Enchanted" begins in an animated land named Andalasia, with a young girl named Giselle (Amy Adams) meeting the prince of her dreams, Prince Edward (James Marsden) and preparing to live happily ever after. Andalasia, and large parts of the movie are based on a combination of the Disney worlds of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, so of course you can count on the appearance of an evil stepmother-wicked witch (Susan Sarandon) to put an end to all the wretched happiness.
As soon as Giselle comes within striking distance of the castle on her wedding day, the witch (disguised as an old hag) zaps her into another world where "happily ever afters" and true love apparently haven't existed for years - present day Manhattan.
Switching to live action, Giselle tries to understand the New York state of mind, and falls into the arms of a McDreamy guy named Robert (I don't have to tell you who the actor is, now do I?) While Giselle begins getting acclimatized and introduces herself to the local wildlife, a rescue party from Andalasia also uses the Manhattan transfer, and soon the streets of New York are stormed by a CGI chipmunk, a prince in search of his missing damsel, and a henchman with a funny accent (Timothy Spall).
If you're a fan of fairy tales, and in particular Disney tales, you'll love the little touches like poisoned apples in the Big Apple, Beauty & the Beast ballroom dancing and glass slippers, but this updated magical, musical, funny fairy tale will be a treat for the whole family.
A definite "YES" for family entertainment, and one you probably should buy when it comes out on DVD. Rated: 4.5 stars
Amanda Richards, December 2, 2007
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2007 3:53:19 PM PST
I was thinking this might be too corny for adults, but you've convinced me to see it!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2007 3:55:11 PM PST
Stardust was better for adults, but this one is great for everybody
Posted on Dec 2, 2007 8:11:38 PM PST
"Rocky Raccoon" says:
A succinct synopsis, Amanda, my dear! JP
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2007 8:16:58 PM PST
Thanks JP - you KNOW I was never long on words :)
Posted on Dec 4, 2007 2:37:53 PM PST
R. Kyle says:
It IS almost too corny for adults. LOL! I prefer "Fractured Fairytales" but we all know I'm a few nuts short of a bushel.
Posted on Dec 4, 2007 2:43:26 PM PST
! Metamorpho ;) says:
You have true affection for the fantasy aspect Amanda. And I can appreciate that because if we didn't have fantasy our lives would be drab indeed. Your review rates and 10 plus on the metamorphometer! ;)
cordial in an apertif way----your Metamorpho
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2007 3:27:32 PM PST
Kona will like this one - she's not warped like you are :P
Demons and S&M indeed!!! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2007 3:28:33 PM PST
Welcome back Met - your absinthe makes my heart grow fonder (groan)
Posted on Dec 12, 2007 8:33:19 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2007 8:46:10 AM PST
You're welcome Steve - I'll definitely be buying it on DVD