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||Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon,
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
||Maybe not 9 year
old boys, but definitely the girls.
||Even if you don't
have kids it's a fun movie. Not too long and with a
||It's from Disney.
What do you think?
||In a cartoonish
kind of way.
suspense more than action.
||Lots of them.
||I liked when
Giselle became "big citied" when she order the hot dogs with
||Nothing stood out.
Cool Things About the DVD
||It's got the
normal language subtitling and stuff.
|Buy a New TV!
||Just buy it
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||The movie sounded
fantastic in surround sound. Time to buy the home
||It has deleted
scenes, a boring "bloopers" set, but I really liked the "how
we made it" portions.
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
A Movie/DVD Review
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
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
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
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!!