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Enchanted is the story of Giselle, who meets her true love, Prince Edward after he rescues her from a troll. Or maybe an ogre. But before they seal their relationship with true-loves-kiss, and get married, Giselle is sent spinning out of her world. And into ours, a place where endings are never happy ever after.

There was always the chance that this film was going to be one of those schmaltzy, overdone affairs. Luckily enough it wasn’t. Yay!

Instead it is great fun; with plenty to keep you entertained. It is, in one word, enchanting. Yeah, I know, that was lame. But doesn’t make it untrue. I loved Adams in Junebug and here she is even sweeter and more adorable. But it isn’t all sweetness, there is plenty of humour and poking fun at Disney’s usual clichés.

Okay, so maybe it is schmaltzy. It is ott. It has singing and dancing, and falling in love in an instant, but so what. It is fun. And sometimes that is all you want from a film.

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4 Comments

  • 18 December 2007 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Dear Aunt Fency,

    I LOVE Amy Adams so much I wish I could hire her to have my babies. If I wanted any more of THEM. Which I don't. But I absolutely freaking cannot STAND Patrick Dempsey, so that throws me completely for a winker. I've heard the movie is fantastic, but I can't even look at the Demp without wanting to hurl things, violently. What do I do?

    Yours ever,

    Fear and Loathing in North Wilkesboro

  • 18 December 2007 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Dear F&L in Nth Wilkesboro,

    I feel your pain. Or at the very least an echo of it. I totally don't get him and Grey's Anatomy. But he is quite competent in it. And I've never really watched enough GA for him to disturb me to such an extent.

    I believe your only option is to face your phobia and go see the film. Just sit in an aisle seat in case he proves too much to bear.

    Yours in Adams-adorableness,

    Aunt Fencey

  • 19 December 2007 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    This is one that I really want to see and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Hopefully we can catch this one over the weekend as part of our family Christmas celebrations.

  • 20 December 2007 - 7:02 pm | Permalink

    this looks like so much fun! even though its not too schmaltzy, is there some schmaltz at least…? just a teeny bit? 'cause a little is nice at christmas…

    you know, i've always fancied playing that prince – that fairy tale one. that'd be great! traipsing around with a sword and tights and saving your maiden, whether she needs saving or not…!

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