Enchanted (PG)

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Fri Oct 12 2007

Disney has pulled off a bit of a doozy with this amusing parody of its own oeuvre. Ostensibly a freewheeling blend of the ‘Snow White’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairytales, ‘Enchanted’ begins in conventional, animated Disney territory where pretty Giselle is being courted by Edward, her Prince Charming. His witchy mother, however, has an evil scheme on the boil and banishes Giselle to twenty-first century New York City.
At this juncture, the film flits from animation to live action just as Giselle (now Amy Adams), dressed to the nines in a flowing ball gown, emerges from a manhole into a world of bustling humanity. Her first real-world encounter is with divorce lawyer Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), who, despite sensing correctly that she’s well away with the fairies, eventually relents to her request for shelter and – lo and behold! – begins
to fall for the scatty lass. When Edward eventually appears (in the guise of James Marsden), Giselle is left facing a typically predictable rom-com dilemma.

At first glance, Kevin Lima’s contemporary urban fantasy looks hideously twee. It’s only when the story hits the streets of NYC and Adams starts hamming it up (much like Julie Hagerty did in ‘Airplane’) that we start seeing the fruits of a grand Mickey-take. Giselle is clearly on another planet; she swans around singing inane songs and delivering amusingly mundane fantasy lingo in a shrill voice. Had Adams (no relation) not hammed-up her performance to such a degree and, more pertinently, had the film taken itself seriously, one might otherwise have felt compelled to torch the screen. Instead, ‘Enchanted’ is one of the better family films of this year.

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PG

UK release:

Fri Dec 14, 2007

Duration:

107 mins

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Il Était Une Fois

David Fear sure spurts rubbish out a lot when he wants to explain something. I mean, even if he didn't like the film, he could've said it straight forward without twisting his words and pretending he knows better than kevin lima. Admit it, we all know the ending lacked something but in contrast to the poor manner and the pain david fear took to go bombastic in his review, i would say enchanted is way, way much better.

Il Était Une Fois

David Fear sure spurts rubbish out a lot when he wants to explain something. I mean, even if he didn't like the film, he could've said it straight forward without twisting his words and pretending he knows better than kevin lima. Admit it, we all know the ending lacked something but in contrast to the poor manner and the pain david fear took to go bombastic in his review, i would say enchanted is way, way much better.

john

This was a great send off to a era of Disney Fairytales with brilliant allusions, especially with the arrival of CGI and pixar. On a closing note may god bless Rachael Adams for stealing my heart.

john

This was a great send off to a era of Disney Fairytales with brilliant allusions, especially with the arrival of CGI and pixar. On a closing note may god bless Rachael Adams for stealing my heart.

Tomas

The movie was 100% great!!! U stupid critics have nothing better to do!

Tomas

The movie was 100% great!!! U stupid critics have nothing better to do!

Tamatha

I know that a lot of people enjoyed this movie but i absolutly hated it. The only reason I could find to finish the movie was the fact that my professor was grading on it. The ending left somthing missed and the begging was dismal. I expect a certain level of class from disney, but this was pathetic. Come on guys give me something I will love!

Marian

The best thing since Shrek. Great for the whole family. It was very funny and really well put together. Highly recommended.

Marian

The best thing since Shrek. Great for the whole family. It was very funny and really well put together. Highly recommended.

Antonio Figueroa

Sadly the parody it's not taken any further than the first 45 minutes, it could have been a much better film, but it slow melts in the schmaltzyness of a plain and previsible plot. It shows that animation minutes cost to film more than real action, we could have more of classical animation and less rosey chick-flick. Amy Adams is fantastic, a joy that infuses life into a bidimensional character. Unable of replicating a grand finale from any other Disney hit, Susan Sarandon's character it's absolutely wasted at the end. But still worth it if only for two show-stoppers: "Happy Working Song" and "That's How You Know", two absolute classics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Family uncomplicated fun

Fran

This film is AMAZING!!! It had all the right elements, fun, parody, humour, love and is truely touching! When had a wide age range in our group when we watched it, from 6 to 80 and everyone came away smiling!

Fran

This film is AMAZING!!! It had all the right elements, fun, parody, humour, love and is truely touching! When had a wide age range in our group when we watched it, from 6 to 80 and everyone came away smiling!

Izzy!

gd omg this is the BEST MOVIE! a bit cheesey but fun. This romantic comedy is perfect for all the yong to middlle aged girls! This is a great movie for a lagh and a bit of a tea at the end!

Izzy!

gd omg this is the BEST MOVIE! a bit cheesey but fun. This romantic comedy is perfect for all the yong to middlle aged girls! This is a great movie for a lagh and a bit of a tea at the end!

Loz b x

Hey peepz!!!!!!! Gona c dis film on Saturday wiv ma m8s and boyf it lks awsum!!!!!!!!

Loz b x

Hey peepz!!!!!!! Gona c dis film on Saturday wiv ma m8s and boyf it lks awsum!!!!!!!!

Laura &amp; Shaun

love this film. Shaun cried. Laura laughed. Greys Anatomy guy is hot -- by Shaun. OTT acting by the girl (Princess), but it was done well... bravo! x

Laura &amp; Shaun

love this film. Shaun cried. Laura laughed. Greys Anatomy guy is hot -- by Shaun. OTT acting by the girl (Princess), but it was done well... bravo! x

Jill

brilliant amusing film a must see for all the family !!!!!!!!!!!

Jill

brilliant amusing film a must see for all the family !!!!!!!!!!!

faye

love it, was cheesy fun and a good laugh and the singing was good too seen it and deffo want it wen it comes out on dvd x

faye

love it, was cheesy fun and a good laugh and the singing was good too seen it and deffo want it wen it comes out on dvd x

Ha Ha

I wrote that to annoy people like Jules! I have seen the film and it is a really great movie for the kids. Very cheesy, like a cheese pizza with mozarella and cheddar with extra parmesan sprinkled on top!!! I loved it!

Ha Ha

I wrote that to annoy people like Jules! I have seen the film and it is a really great movie for the kids. Very cheesy, like a cheese pizza with mozarella and cheddar with extra parmesan sprinkled on top!!! I loved it!

anne

What a lovely silly film. Funny, touching escapism. Reality is for every day. A film like this makes you hold your breath lifts your spirits and makes the world a little nicer than it was before. Lovely film for children but I am well into my second childhood!

anne

What a lovely silly film. Funny, touching escapism. Reality is for every day. A film like this makes you hold your breath lifts your spirits and makes the world a little nicer than it was before. Lovely film for children but I am well into my second childhood!

anita

i must say as a parent i really really enjoyed the film and my girls loved the film they thought it was fantastic. we enjoyed all the songs and we couldn,t stop laughing when giselle and morgan went shopping with morgan,s dad credit card and she said her dad said you must only use it an emergency.

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