A classic Disney animated fairy tale meets with the modern, live-action romantic comedy in Walt Disney Pictures ENCHANTED. Featuring an all-star cast, the film follows the beautiful princess Giselle (AMY ADAMS) as she is banished by an evil queen (SUSAN SARANDON) from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer (PATRICK DEMPSEY) who has come to her aid -- even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince (JAMES MARSDEN) back home, she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Enchanted looks a little something like Cool World meets Aquamarine, and the plot synopsis sounds like it ought to be the sort of movie that’ll throw good film lovers into convulsions. Except the trailers really work and the cast is simply fantastic. Amy Adams stars as the fish-out-of-water princess, and she’s every bit as lovable in the trailers as she is in just about everything she’s done so far. James Marsden her male cartoon counterpart, Susan Sarandon is in the mix as a wicked Queen, and Patrick Dempsey is in the film as, well, a guy who seems a lot like every character Patrick Dempsey plays. At least we know he’ll be good about it.
I’m hoping for a film that’s a total throwback to those fun, silly, family 80s movies that have sort of become a vanishing breed in modern times. If it is, get ready to bundle up the kids and buy $50 worth of tickets on November 21st.
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: November 21, 2007
Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey,James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon
Directed by: Kevin Lima
Produced by: Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld
Written by: Bill Kelly
if you're excited for Enchanted