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The beautiful princess is banished by an evil queen from her world to the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. She falls for a lawyer who has come to her aid but she is already promised to a prince back home. She wonders if a storybook view of romance can survive the real world?
Action Romantic Comedy - This is a partly-animated musical romantic comedy that is aimed at
the entire audience spectrum: young and old, male and female, not
unlike the classic Disney animated features. Fans of Susan Sarandon
may be disappointed by her limited screen time.
Roger EbertFull Review Good It is so very far, indeed, that the movie switches from animation to real life, and stays there. But the animated prologue does a good job of setting the stage, so that we understand the ground rules of what will essentially be a live-action story playing by Disney animation rules.
USA TodayFull Review Good Enchanted is the very definition of charming.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 234 moviegoers:Children loved "Enchanted," but it is absolutely NOT JUST A KIDS MOVIE! As you can see below, most everyone enjoyed "Enchanted," at least to some degree.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These are not extremely high reviews but, for this type of movie, I would say these are certainly very good reviews. Around three-quarters truly enjoyed it. Only a small percentage rated it as low as "Good." Easily Recommended.
ADULTS:Highly Recommended as a GREAT FAMILY MOVIE for the holidays! These are very high reviews with no low reviews so everyone will enjoy "Enchanted," at least to some degree (most will love it).
For the lovely Giselle (AMY ADAMS), life is a fairy tale…literally.
She has everything needed to make a perfect princess—a beautiful countenance, a pure
heart, a lovely singing voice and an uncanny ability to communicate with animals—all the
good things one would expect in her world of Andalasia…which just happens to be animated.
Giselle's wish to meet the handsome prince of her dreams and share "true love's kiss” comes
true when Prince Edward (JAMES MARSDEN) hears her lilting soprano raised in song and
rushes to her side.
The very next day, on her way to wed Edward, Giselle falls under the spell (literally) of
Queen Narissa (SUSAN SARANDON), who will stop at nothing to keep this girl away from her throne.
Giselle is banished to a place as far away from this fairytale kingdom as you can get…no
longer an animated character in a colorful, musical land, she is transformed into a very real
woman and transported to a very unmagical place: modern-day Manhattan.
Coming to her aid in this strange new place, the almost-princess is befriended by a nononsense
divorce lawyer, Robert
(PATRICK DEMPSEY), and his young daughter, Morgan (RACHEL
COVEY). When Giselle's no-longer-animated Prince Edward, along with his servant,
Nathaniel (TIMOTHY SPALL), and Giselle's best friend and chipmunk, Pip, all arrive in New
York, she experiences her two worlds colliding and finds herself wondering whether her
storybook view of romance, complete with "happily every after,” can survive in our world.