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RE: ok - 31/12/2007 4:23:31 PM   
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Funny and enjoyable. Amy Adams was superb as the sweet, innocent fairy-tale princess. James Marsden was also good fun as her prince. The animations all looked like the real world counter parts(esp. Tim Spall). Good harmless fun 4/5

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- 2/1/2008 3:50:45 PM   
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I enjoyed it. It was non-offensive, which is nice to see occassionally. I really enjoyed spotting the referneces to other Disney movies and princesses throughout. Amy Adams was very likeable as the 'princess', and the supporting cast were also good - especially the Chipmunk!!!!
Not as good as the animated Disney princesses tho! But enjoyable, especially for kids.

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RE: - 4/1/2008 10:10:01 PM   
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Male viewer who very much enjoyed this film. In the list forum I've given it 4 out of 6 in a couple of threads but I suspect that it's self consciousness (it's a princess movie!) that's prevented me from giving it 5/6 because I adored this film.

It's not perfect; the animation feels a little flat, the initial sequences of Giselle in New York (before meeting Patrick) grate, and the showdown finale feels unnecessary given Narcissa's original reason for wanting to harm Giselle.

But I smiled throughout and frequently laughed out loud.

Adams is wonderful. I hope she gets an Oscar nomination for this (and I haven't seen any performance from the last year that is so much better that an Adams win wouldn't be undeserved).

The rest of the cast are all good value too - especially Marsden. It's a shame that Sarandon doesn't get more to do.

And I loved the musical sequence in Central Park.

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A really nice movie - 5/1/2008 4:57:54 AM   
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I went to the cinema expecting an average film with a few laughs here and there, predictable plot, basically just a mediocre hollywood comedy. But what i actually found was a charming, hilarious film with some of the catchiest songs/music. It really lifted my spirits and just made me smile, and the integration of animation and reality was fantastic.
Amy Adams definitely gave one of the best comedy performances. She made this film what it is.
Truly delightful. I'd go and see it if i were you. It's worth the huge expense of the cinema.

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RE: A really nice movie - 11/1/2008 6:04:39 AM   
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ORIGINAL: slenderhippo

I went to the cinema expecting an average film with a few laughs here and there, predictable plot, basically just a mediocre hollywood comedy. But what i actually found was a charming, hilarious film with some of the catchiest songs/music. It really lifted my spirits and just made me smile, and the integration of animation and reality was fantastic.
Amy Adams definitely gave one of the best comedy performances. She made this film what it is.
Truly delightful. I'd go and see it if i were you. It's worth the huge expense of the cinema.


I think I'd agree with this,. Just great fun. Adams is superb, giving a truly exuberant performance, it's hard not to just smile when she's on screen. The Central Park musical sequence was supremely feelgood, and it had a witty and often very funny script. Plus Pip was hilarious  - 4/5 

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Enchanted - 21/1/2008 10:53:45 AM   
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Enjoyable, fun and I came out with a smile on my face a mile wide

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RE: Enchanted - 2/2/2008 12:15:36 PM   
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A great film to see with family or friends i thought
 
'I've been waiting for a true loves kiss..'
 
Only just got that song out of my head!

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Not Enchanting Enough - 3/3/2008 11:23:36 AM   
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Interestingly this movie actually says a lot about the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks (with Shrek), because what's missing here is the quality of the writing we have seen from those studios.

The characters are great, the premise is top notch and the effects are nice but it doesn't seem to really take off for that reason. 

It's a shame because in Amy Adams you probably have the only actress around who could actually bring a Disney princess to life, and if that perfomance wasn't worthy of at least a nomination at the Oscars I really don't know what is.

Overall a wasted opportunity


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RE: Enchanted - 22/3/2008 11:34:13 PM   
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Director:
Kevin Lima
Screenwriter:
Bill Kelly
Starring:
Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey, Susan Sarandon

Synopsis

A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by Queen Narissa (Sarandon). Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle (Adams) begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Dempsey). Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Review

When I first saw the trailer to this new edition of the classic traditional Disney movie, I immediately had second thoughts. I just thought it would be a family film that will only be for adults, like many others like Shrek or Bee Movie. Don't worry, because this actually succeeds for the whole family.

Despite having lots of references from previous Disney films, particularly Snow White and Cinderella, writer Bill Kelly manages to combine the humour children are familiar with, while being told in a real-life New York. For adults who grew with the cinema that Walt Disney provide, there is a scent of predictability because they'll know each joke. However, it is a new start for children to watch more of these films, as long as they don't go too overboard.

In The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, cartoon characters entering the real world didn't create a large amount of comedy, because it was like two films at once. Not only director Kevin Lima successfully solves this problem, but combines a few genres like, fantasy, romantic comedy and musical. Lima has created the funniest and smartest family film in recent years, thanks to it's wonderful songs and finally some originality. Though, the climax, where its all dragon slaying, just got a little too silly.

Unlike Rocky & Bullwinkle, there is no lack of actiong going on. At times, Amy Adams is the movie as a comedy actress playing a cartoon-minded princess. James Marsden as the heroic Prince Edwards is again another splendid comedy act, despite not having a lot of screen time with Adams. Timothy Spall is the usual villianous sidekick aka the master in disguise, while Susan Sarandon's evil queen changes the mood of the film when she enters the real world.

There aren't quite a lot of characters from the real world you need to know. Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey plays the lead role where he's not a true believer of fairy tales, but eventually looks into his heart and finds true love's first kiss.

Verdict

There is still a Happily Ever After in Disney. A star turn for Amy Adams.

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Man, Amy Adams is a great actrees. - 31/3/2008 8:21:28 PM   
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Amy Adams is such a great actress. I mean, we saws her in Junebug two years ago, and she was fantastic and now, we see her in Enchanted with a beautiful princess dress. I don't like fairy tales but this one, I think is a jewel. So lovely charming. Highly recommended. Oh, also you sometimes feel like you wanna cry. And you laugh out loud. Really, go see it it's very beautiful.

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Bless! - 5/4/2008 4:29:19 PM   
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You would have to be completely made of stone to not find this utterly charming, it is the sweetest film and offends absolutely no-one! Considering some of the films to come out in recent years, particularly of the spoof variety, it's good to see that Disney can still show people how the have fun without resorting to fart jokes or fat jokes. They return charm to the cinema and Amy Adams could be the very reason for this, her performance is completely adorable and you can't help rooting for her throughout, which says a lot given the growing cynicism of our generation. James Marsden also proves himself to be a great comedy actor once more.

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Enchanted - 8/4/2008 10:43:17 AM   
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In this tale of an animated princess finding her one true love in famous, fairytale fashion, things take a turn when she is banished by a wicked queen to the modern day and turns up in New York City. She is then transformed into a real human being, giving a delightful twist to the archetypal Walt Disney fairy tale format with excellent results.

Beginning in the so-over-the-top-it’s-genius 2D animated world of Andalasia, we follow the run of the mill romantic meeting between typical Disney heroine, Giselle, (Amy Adams) and Prince Edward (James Marsden) with the help of her adorable chipmunk friend Pip. She sings the beautiful ‘True Love’s Kiss,’ to find him, her own true love’s kiss, emerge on horseback answering her call by warbling his own refrain. With Giselle having been caught by a vast, unsightly troll he swiftly saves her and they are to be married (to live happily ever after) the very next day. The whole scene is a parody of Disney’s own back catalogue with many references to other Disney classics such as Snow White and Cinderella, and at only 10 minutes long, it is an ideal duration to set the atmosphere for the film. The animation side is expectedly well done, and all of the drawn characters are dead ringers for the actors who portray them.

The bliss doesn’t last for long however and Giselle is cast out by the evil Queen Narcissa (Susan Sarandon) down a magic wishing well and made to live in New York the switch is genius. Giselle emerges from a manhole in the centre of Times Square with the vibrant, high-tech illuminations a far cry from the pastel coloured scenery of Andalasia. A great piece of Disney referencing occurs when Giselle walks down the crowded, bustling street of Broadway to find a dwarfed man hidden under her skirt exclaiming in relief that she knows someone “Grumpy!” Taken aback when the man is less than friendly, she carries on to try find something she may recognise to get home.

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Enchanted - 8/4/2008 10:43:18 AM   
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In this tale of an animated princess finding her one true love in famous, fairytale fashion, things take a turn when she is banished by a wicked queen to the modern day and turns up in New York City. She is then transformed into a real human being, giving a delightful twist to the archetypal Walt Disney fairy tale format with excellent results.

Beginning in the so-over-the-top-it’s-genius 2D animated world of Andalasia, we follow the run of the mill romantic meeting between typical Disney heroine, Giselle, (Amy Adams) and Prince Edward (James Marsden) with the help of her adorable chipmunk friend Pip. She sings the beautiful ‘True Love’s Kiss,’ to find him, her own true love’s kiss, emerge on horseback answering her call by warbling his own refrain. With Giselle having been caught by a vast, unsightly troll he swiftly saves her and they are to be married (to live happily ever after) the very next day. The whole scene is a parody of Disney’s own back catalogue with many references to other Disney classics such as Snow White and Cinderella, and at only 10 minutes long, it is an ideal duration to set the atmosphere for the film. The animation side is expectedly well done, and all of the drawn characters are dead ringers for the actors who portray them.

The bliss doesn’t last for long however and Giselle is cast out by the evil Queen Narcissa (Susan Sarandon) down a magic wishing well and made to live in New York the switch is genius. Giselle emerges from a manhole in the centre of Times Square with the vibrant, high-tech illuminations a far cry from the pastel coloured scenery of Andalasia. A great piece of Disney referencing occurs when Giselle walks down the crowded, bustling street of Broadway to find a dwarfed man hidden under her skirt exclaiming in relief that she knows someone “Grumpy!” Taken aback when the man is less than friendly, she carries on to try find something she may recognise to get home.

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Great fun. - 8/4/2008 2:06:38 PM   
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Loved this movie, was thinking maybe I wouldn't though. The chipmunk is well cute. "Apple?"..."No thank you."......"Issss gooood!".

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Fun - 8/4/2008 10:35:13 PM   
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Not sure about the feminist ending but otherwise this is very funny and entertaining.

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- 9/4/2008 12:58:33 PM   
Laura T

 

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Having watched this again on DVD. I would like to change my previous review. This film is not only charming, but also very funny. It is clear that Amy Adams, James Marsden and Timothy Spall are relishing th roles they are playing. Giselle (Adams) and Edward (Marsden) have a wide-eyed innocence. Spall is brilliant in his role as Nathaniel and Susan Sarandon shines as Queen Narrisa, however her screen time is not as much as she should have. A totally enjoyable, fun film with great performances and a simple yet effective plot. The animation is superb at the start is a reminder of the Disney films of old. Also spotting the references to the other Disney pirncesses is a highlight, yet very subtle at times. Fantastic for all lovers of Disney, kids and anyone really!!!!!!

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RE: - 21/4/2008 11:33:11 AM   
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All I can say is that my 4 year old daughter watched this non-stop 3 times yesterday!!!
It's definitely perfect for those little girls who yearn to be a princess themselves.
My daughter went and bought the reversible Giselle dress on Saturday and today I have to go and get her the wedding dress.  She changes outfit as the film goes along, she dances during the ball-room scene and she even falls down dead, waiting for "true love's kiss"......

I was too busy putting 2 doors up to actually take notice of the film (I've seen the same restaurant seen WAY too many times now), but if it keeps the kids quiet I can't grumble.

The only downside (my own doing) is that we have a download of it, so she only watches in the living room..... However, the problem now solved as I've ordered a DVD so we can get our own tv back!

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RE: RE: - 23/4/2008 11:03:06 AM   
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I just saw Enchanted on Monday, I surprised myself by loving it. As a huge fan of the classic MGM musical's it was great to see a modern day movie that harked back to that golden era.

Amy Adams was delightfully sweet and since when has Patrick Dempsey been so sauve

Highlight for me though was James Marsden who personifed every Disney prince there has ever been.. gorgeous but dim "I don't know what melodramtic means..."

It also shut my other half up who moans at me for only liking "talky movies" (???)


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Didnt like it - 3/6/2008 7:54:35 PM   
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I think Amy Adams is great in it,thats the only reason I didnt give it one star. But still I just didnt like it.The ending was crap in it and Susan Surrandon was crap in it and those are the reasons Ithink its crap.

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Good movie - 25/7/2008 12:27:46 AM   
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I've just watched this on DVD and really enjoyed it. I would probably enjoyed it even more if I'd seen any of the many Disney films it references throughout (Disney films were just never part of my childhood). Worth watching for Amy "cute as a button" Adams alone!

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Enchanted - 1/8/2008 10:54:15 AM   
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I smiled or chuckled all the way through this. Perhaps I was in the mood for some sugary optimism, but the film has a (small) point - we do get a bit wrapped up in cynicism. Anyway, if you're game it delivers a very entertaining two hours, sweet and ridiculous and the most fun I've seen in a film in ages. Preferred it to, say, Stardust, (which gets same rating) and it's less pretentious than the Narnia films. One star knocked off for the CGI chipmunk which I found annoying, although I imagine the kids enjoyed this.

Kids will LOVE it, and some adults will too.

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It's cute, it's fun, watch it! - 31/10/2008 8:24:43 PM   
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To my surprise, I greatly enjoyed watching this rather silly film. A Disney cartoon Wanna-Be-Princess gets pushed into a fountain by the evil stepmother of her Prince, bringing her into the Real World. Here the Princess meets a grumpy lawyer and turns his world upside down. When her Prince (her true love) comes to take her back home she starts to doubt where her home really is.

It is a cute story with fun characters. Nice Disney entertainment.

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RE: It's cute, it's fun, watch it! - 22/2/2010 6:31:44 PM   
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Three stars Empire really? This is five star wonderful entertainment in my book.  Amy Adams is a revelation.

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- 9/8/2010 9:43:39 PM   
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Starting as a classic Disney animation film but after the introduction continuing in live-action, Enchanted is from beginning to end a warm and affectionate tribute to the films Disney used to make.
Director Kevin Lima was inspired by everything from Snow White to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (as an extra on the blu-ray there`s even a game in wich you see parts of the film and need to guess on what Disney classic it`s based). It`s not just a simple rip-off of those wonderful films but much more an hommage, in wich the lovely and beautiful Amy Adams expertly plays the part of princess that ends up in a whole different world: New York!
The whole is wonderfully created with the combination of animation and live-action works really well. The songs that are present,as we`re used to from Disney films, and are good fun.
A really funny and fully entertaining film that is well worth a watch for adults also.
A truly enchanting surprise!

8,5/10

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Lovely - 14/6/2011 7:26:28 PM   
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Deciding to mostly take a detour away from the magical worlds or the morality tales, Disney take on a startlingly vivid tale that takes the best of Disney cartoons and their lovably silly and romanticized characters, and the best of modern day foibles, and crafts them into an utterly unique and totally adorable vision. Amy Adams totally steals the show, being both beautiful and completely hilarious. Being a film for kids, obviously some adults will be rather resigned to watch this, but even for adults, it's a crafty little Disney piece that has a lot of nostalgia and a lot of giggles.

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Enchanted Review - 9/9/2012 11:00:29 PM   
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From beginning to end this fairytale is full of emotional twirls and upbeat fantasies. The lovable and romantic personality that Giselle (Amy Adams) portrays keeps the film bubbly and fit to the typical Disney theme. Throughout the search for true love, Robert (Patrick Dempsey) does a superb job in his role as caretaker. The fun-filled adventures both characters endure and the lovable sing-a-long scenes make for a perfect tone. The added aspects that director Kevin Lima used from each Disney Princess’ story makes for a unique new story set in reality. A fun movie to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and just sing along with; great for families and people of all ages!

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