Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Movie Review: Enchanted

Walt Disney Pictures, Josephson Entertainment, Andalasia Productions, Right Coast Productions, USA, 2007.
Enchanted title
Evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) of Andalasia wants to prevent her step-son from getting married. Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) lives with her talking animal friends and dreams about prince. Conveniently Prince Edward (James Marsden) is nearby hunting trolls. Quick wedding is planned but Queen wants to stops it and pushes Giselle into magic well. She arrives in modern day New York where no one lives happily ever after.
Giselle in Andalasia
Amy Adams
Giselle in New York
Divorce lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and her daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey) see weird princess trying to break into a casino. They take her home for a night. The apartment is messy so Giselle invites animals to clean it up. Robert's girlfriend Nancy (Idina Menzel) visits Robert and gets the wrong idea. Straight-laced Robert tries to send Giselle away.
Patrick Dempsey and Rachel Covey
Robert and Morgan
Giselle's animal friend
Idina Menzel
Edward and chipmunk Pip (Jeff Bennett/Kevin Lima) come to search for Giselle. Clueless Edward tries to figure out modern technology and battles with a bus. Queen sends also Edward's untrustworthy squire Nathaniel (Timothy Spall) to stop the Princess with poisoned apples. Meanwhile Robert begins to like cheerful and innocent Giselle.
James Marsden
Timothy Spall
Partly this is postmodern fairy tale and partly traditional romantic comedy with fantasy characters sent into real world. Traditional animation looks good ans Disney cliches are cleverly twisted and parodied. There are huge amount of references to other Disney movies. The ending is like a pastiche of Disney endings with some alterations. Amy Adams is fun and cute as Giselle, she was perfectly cast in the role. She can also sing well, performing couple of musical numbers with CGI animals. James Marsden's goofy prince steals the show in couple of scenes. Patrick Dempsey is the straight man of the show. "Enchanted" is a cheerful movie that leaves a good feeling.
Susan Sarandon
Evil Queen
Dragon Queen

Part of The 2016 Movie Watching Challenge (#29. Movie with magic)

Rating: Very good

Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews, Jeff Bennett, Kevin Lima, Emma Rose Lima, Teala Dunn, Fred Tatasciore, Courtney Williams, William Huntley, Samantha Ivers, Elizabeth Mathis, Edmund Lyndeck, Tonya Pinkins, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Tibor Feldman, Jodi Benson, Matt Servitto, Christopher Maggi, Muriel Kuhn, Marilyn Sue Perry, John Rothman, Marlon Saunders, Paul Klementowicz, Michaela Conlin, Cathleen Trigg, Paige O'Hara, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Canedy Knowles, Lillian Lifflander, Matte Osian, Judy Kuhn, Joseph Siravo, Margaret Travolta, Tony Machine, Jon McLaughlin, Helen Stenborg, Anita Keal, Kater Gordon
Director: Kevin Lima


  1. Itsekin tykkäsin tästä! Yllättävän viihdyttävä. Samaa mieltä Amy Adamsin oikeasta roolituksesta.


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