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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Sigourney Weaver
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr.
George Carlin
Michael McShane
Patrick Warburton
Andy Dick
Wallace Shawn
Jon Polito.
Directors
Paul J Bolger.
Screenwriters
Robert Moreland.
Running Time
87 minutes

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Happily N'Ever After
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Plot
A princess leads a resistance movement against her stepmother when the wicked one attempts to wipe out their fairytale existence.


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One of several taglines for this lacklustre fairy-tale effort is, “Don’t let your hair down. Don’t go to the ball. Don’t visit grandma.” An unkind reviewer might add, “And don’t see this movie if Hoodwinked is in stock” to the list.

Taking Shrek as its benchmark, Happily... comes up severely wanting, a perfectly workable premise - a princess leads the resistance movement against her wicked stepmother - hamstrung by lazy plotting and limp dialogue that ill-serves a solid voice cast. It looks good, but lacks the essential wit, sophistication and invention to make it fly. In a word: Grimm.


Verdict
Shrek this ain't. A lacklustre effort hampered by limp dialogue and lazy plotting.


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