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I honestly expected to hate this with passion ... but I just couldn't! Completely fell in love with this fairy tale!
Utterly charming and far better than I expected - partly because Amy Adams is absolutely radiant and gives a unashamedly sincere and wonderfully comic performance as Gisella, a naive but pure hearted (animated) Disney princess transported by her wicked stepmother to a place with no hope: (real life) modern day New York City, and partly because Disney have had the wit to mock and subvert their own stereotype - the scene where Gisella sings to the local wildlife to ask for help cleaning up the apartment of the divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey, good) and his young daughter who have come to her aid is brilliant - rats, cockroaches, pigeons and flies take the place of the traditional bluebirds, deer, rabbits and squirrels. The songs by Disney stalwarts Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz are all good, intentionally cheesy but undeniably catchy, and well sung in the house style by the whole cast. Marsden, Spall and Sarandon take the respective roles of prince, sidekick and stepmother perfectly, and the animated chipmunk sidekick (CGI in the real world, and unable to speak) gets a lot of comic business that is aimed at younger audiences.
There is the odd mis-step along the way, but ultimately by taking the Disney schmaltz seriously and applying some pure heartedness to our innate 21st century cynicism it reminds us why the cliche was charming in the first place and, delightfully, becomes genuinely romantic.
No girl can ever act as lovely as Amy Adams like she did in the film "Enchanted" (2007). What a gorgeous acting! Marvelous!
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This movie ranks #412 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
This movie ranks #758 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office