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Enchanted
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Distributed By: www.enchantedmovie.com
Kiddie Movie: Maybe not 9 year old boys, but definitely the girls.
Date Movie: Even if you don't have kids it's a fun movie.  Not too long and with a happy ending.
Gratuitous Sex: It's from Disney.  What do you think?
Gratuitous Violence: In a cartoonish kind of way.
Action: There's some suspense more than action.
Laughs: Lots of them.
Memorable Scene: I liked when Giselle became "big citied" when she order the hot dogs with Prince Edward.
Memorable Quote: Nothing stood out.
Directed By: Kevin Lima

Cool Things About the DVD

Learn French! It's got the normal language subtitling and stuff.
Buy a New TV! Just buy it already.
Buy a New Stereo! The movie sounded fantastic in surround sound.  Time to buy the home theater.
Anything Else! It has deleted scenes, a boring "bloopers" set, but I really liked the "how we made it" portions.

Enchanted
A Movie/DVD Review

 

DVD Rated - PG

It's 1:47 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
When the movie "Enchanted" made its way to movie theaters I sort of balked at seeing it, as, well, Iím a 40 year old dude with no kids. Then I started hearing reports of how good it was, for both kids and adults, and then I did want to see it. But then as my Thanksgiving weekend kind of got turned upside down, I didnít see any movies, but during our "Stu & The Dudeís Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast, Stu Gotz mentioned that he really enjoyed seeing the flick. As such I added to my Netflix queue, and you know what, the movie was fantastic.

The story goes as the trailer shows Ė Giselle (Amy Adams) is a Princess in the animated world, and she is set to marry Prince Edward (James Marsden). The evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), working to put the kibosh on the upcoming nuptials, dispatches Giselle to our real world in New York City. But Prince Edward is in love so he transports himself to New York City as well, and suddenly you have two lovable people from a Disney animated movie trying to survive life in the big city. The thing is that all is not simple for Prince Edward, as in the time period between Giselle and the good Princeís arrival, Giselle has met single dad, Robert (Patrick Dempsey), and his adorable daughter, Morgan (Rachel Covey). Now sort of indoctrinated into our world, and able to round up what would be the grossest of critters to us, namely roaches and rats and pigeons, to clean Robertís apartment, when Prince Edward does arrive Giselle begins to think some things might have to change because now sheís looking for a life after her "happily ever after" happens.

Yes, of course, you can see that Robert will fall in love with Giselle (and who wouldnít?), thereís a foreshadowing that the good Prince might not actually end up with Giselle, and to bring the movie full circle, Queen Narissa shows up to finally put an end to Giselle, and in Disney fashion, she fails.

The movie is fascinating as Disney takes the rules of the Princess story in the animated world and translates them to the grit and grime of New York City, but what totally brings this movie into a fantastic realm is that Amy Adams is able to pull off playing an animated Princess in real life, and she deserves even more accolades than she received for her role.

If youíve got kids youíve probably already seen "Enchanted" in the theater, or via DVD, or probably both, but if you havenít, I will say this is not one of those childrenís movie with nothing for the adults, in fact it is just the opposite, and might even melt the hearts of the dudes who only like movies where a lot of stuff blows up. With that Iím giving "Enchanted" 5 stars out of 5.

As far as the DVD I was disappointed in the blooper reel, because those clips are usually my favorite, and once again we see why deleted scenes make their way to the deleted scenes extra. What was fascinating, at least for me, were the "making of" portions of the bonus material, especially how they filmed the cleaning of the apartment scene. The thing I didnít need on the DVD bonus features was the section telling me that I suck because I donít have a Blu-ray DVD player yet, as the Blu-ray version has a few more extras.

A super-solid rental if youíre just looking for a nice movie to snuggle with your honey on the couch, and if youíve got kids, especially little girls who love Disney movies, youíll probably have to buy it.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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