Movie Review: Enchanted.  

Posted by: Rowena in , , , , ,

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon, etc.
Rating: PG
Grade: A

The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle as she is banished by an evil queen 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 who has come to her aid--even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home--she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Izzy and I watched this movie last week for the first time and we haven't been able to talk much of anything else so we decided to review this together, to do a buddy review and instead of me reviewing it and then her reviewing it, we're just going to cut and paste our entire converstaion we had through email about this movie.

Rowena: So what did you like about the movie?

Izzy: I liked it all. lol. The characters, the music, the dance numbers, Robert, Edward, Giselle, ... all of it. I just thought it was a cute movie. Your standard Disney movie. lol.

Rowena: I know me too...the movie didn't drag as most movies I've watched lately have and I really enjoyed the relationship between Giselle and Robert's daughter. I loved when they went shopping and had a girls' day...what did they call it?

Izzy: Oo I forget but when his daughter said, "Is this what it feel like?" In referring to having a mom. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

No, it didn't drag at all.

Rowena: Yeah I really enjoyed the movie and I felt bad for Edward because he just never gets the girl. LOL.

And haha, your Mom thinks that the evil witch of a queen was beautiful...haha.

Izzy: I know. Only my mom.

Ok, here is one thing... Edward. He was a cutie and I liked him and all. But all the past Disney princes were.. dashing, manly. And edward was kind of a bumbling kind of prince. I think it was wrong they did that to poor edward. lol.

Rowena: I see your point but was he really the Prince of the story? I don't think they could have made him the kind of Prince that we're used to from Disney because he didn't end up with the girl, therefore he wasn't really the prince of the story, you know? Like, they deceived us into thinking that Edward was Prince Charming when in all actuality, it was really Robert. And now that I'm thinking on it, it's pretty genius for them to do this because they showed to us that even though Prince Charming is a fantasy of fairy tales, he can also be real...your Prince Charming can be a regular Billy or Joe around your town, it's all in the way we perceive our Prince. So they took a regular guy and made him into a Prince that we could all appreciate and relate to. Ya know?

That's what I think is really great about this movie.

Izzy: Never thought about it that way. Good point. Still, they could have made him a little more alpha. I still loved him though and I'm glad he got his HEA.

Robert now... Robert... Like you said yesterday. Loved when he was dancing with her at the ball and sang to her. Sigh

Rowena: Now Robert when he sang to Giselle at the ball at the end, my heart did a little pitter patter inside my chest and I imagined it was me that he was twirling around the dance floor and singing to. haha.

Alright, what's your favorite song? Mine is How Will I Know? And funny thing, last night Chloe opened up the window because it was super hot in our room and she sang out into the night (we were straightening up our room) and she started singing the cleaning song and sang, "Ahhhhh ahhh ahhhhhhhhh" and I go, "Oh great, you killed all the animals in L.A."


Izzy: LOL! She did that! LOL That's too funny! Dang, I would have to say my favorite is the Happy Working Song. I don't know... there is just something about it. La la de dum dum. LOL! She expects her woodland friends and the pigeons, rats and roaches show up. LOL!

a close second is That's How you know. When they all bust out dancing and singing and Robert is just standing there. lol.

Rowena: Yep, that totally happened last night and me and Chelsea were all cracking up.

When Robert is just standing there all embarrassed at first because she's all singing with the sidewalk drummers, "How does she know that you love her?" was hilarious. Dude what was hilarious though was before the song started, how she started to sing to Robert and he's like, "Whoa wait, what?" and she's all singing, "How will she know you love her?" haha.

Izzy: LOL! I know. Cause you know what, I got embarrassed too. thinking.. oh no. Something is gonna happen. LOL! Then everyone started singing and I was like.. ok. LOL! So I felt his embarrassment too.

I think deep down, Robert believed in true love and all that. He was just in denial and Giselle just kind put all there in his face you know?

Rowena: Look, it's the best scene! *sigh* I LOVE IT!

Izzy: The chick who plays nancy... bugs me. It's her face. lol.


Rowena: She's got a long face and a nose that just won't quit...I'll always see her singing about the cow that jumped over the moon on Rent, lol.

What else did you want to add?

Izzy: You should add what me and you said yesterday too. Like When Edward kissed Giselle and she didn't wake up. Awwwwww. Poor Edward.

I don't know. I just thought this movie was just too cute. I had to buy it and the soundtrack cause I just loved the songs.

Rowena: Alright, I'll add that stuff too...I'm watching the Happy Cleaning Song. I love the songs too. I even love Carrie Underwood's song.

Izzy: I love so close. The carrie Underwood song, it's all right. But... So close cause.. Patrick Dempsey. LOL!

Nancy just looks... i don't know. In that scene, not pretty. The other scenes she looks all right. She can sing though.

Rowena: You know, I had to put that song on right now, right? LOL...PD is just too effing cute in this movie. We sound like little schoolgirls, giggling over how cute the football captain is.

Izzy: He was too cute. sigh. What about when he freaked out with all the rats in the house. Lol.

Rowena: That was hilarious and when he got all pissed off that she cut his curtains? TOO EFFING CUTE.

Izzy: I know! But then the next day when he sees it, he smiles. awwwww.

When Pip was trying to tell Edwards Nathanial's plot. lol.

Rowena: Oh I know, and how Edward thought everything was about him. IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU EDWARD! Oh and another thing I liked was how sure Giselle was that Prince Edward would find her. I thought that was cute.

Izzy: Oh i know. Edward will come for me. That was cute. lol.

Or how about how upset she was when that one couple was getting divorced or when she thought Pip died.

Rowena: Oh you're right, that was cute too!

So should our readers watch this movie or what? What's your final verdict?

Izzy: Hell ya they should watch it. lol.

Rowena: Amen sister, A-frickin'-men! Check out this scene, if you're not's funny and just so uber cute:


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I wanted to rent this on Friday night, but it was all out. :( So maybe this week I'll get lucky.

Great post!

You should definitely check this out, it's too effing cute! I HEART McDREAMY and even EDWARD in this movie!

Oooh, I love this one! I saw it in the theater ~ went out and bought it when it came out on DVD and have watched it countless times since then.

I still haven't seen it! I still wanna see it!

I can't wait to see this movie!


This movie is cheesy but still so cute....It's supposed to be cheesy so give it a chance, you'll enjoy it!


Run to the store and grab this movie, it's so cute!


It's great, I promise! And McDreamy is such a hottie in this movie!

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