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Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel ... see more see more... , Rachel Covey , Susan Sarandon , Julie Andrews , Margery Beddow , Jeff Bennett , Susan Saradon

A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess ... read more read more...Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

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PG, 1 hr. 48 min.

Directed by: Kevin Lima

Release Date: November 21, 2007

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DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008

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  • May 11, 2008
    Proof that kids movies still have it in them to be something very special.
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    July 7, 2014
    Starting off predictable in it's own fairytale world, "Enchanted" makes you believe that you about to enter a classic disney fable, whether you like it or not. It even seems that way when the characters enter our world, until the self-awareness and hilarity ensues. About halfway ... read morethrough this film is when I started to believe this was going to be a great film. "Enchanted is very well-written and the story (although predictable) is very charming and a blast to watch. As predictable as it is, it seems fresh in almost every way. I really really liked this film. From it's goofy humor to it's sweet conclusion, "Enchanted" is great!
  • June 17, 2014
    This one was actually a surprised. Very funny and entertaining. Amy Adams is awesome and Marsden is laugh-out-loud funny. It's definitely worth watching.
  • August 20, 2013
    Never has puking in my soup been so enjoyable. Chockful of clever satire and over-the-top musical numbers that poke fun at Disney movies while still providing sweet yet grounded romance. Amy Adams is 18 Charisma with her googly eyes and daffy, floating arms!
  • December 26, 2012
    Beautiful Disney movie about a girl called Giselle waiting for her prince. The characters cross from animation into reality. My fave scene is in the park when everyone starts singing and dancing together like at a Disneyland parade. Great cast and interesting storyline. It remind... read mores me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit where toons and humans mix.
  • December 21, 2011
    SUUUPER cute.
  • November 10, 2011
    When ananimated fairy tale princess is thrown into modern New York by her evil future mother-in-law's curse two worlds collide. This romantic comedy takes that premise and has a lot of fun with it. While the princess keeps her powers of controlling smaller animals and getting eve... read moreryone to burst into catchy musicals with her, the world's view on love is a big shock for her, of course. The film has as a lot of fun deconstructing fairy tale stereotypes as much as playing with them. That's a joy to behold and makes for a lot of a really funny and charming scenes with decent special effects and good acting. The cast's fun with this easily carries over to the audience. Only the showdown falls a bit short and ends a little too suddenly, but smartly rearranges the expected roles during a dragon fight. A sweet and funny film for the whole family, Disney fans and haters alike.
  • September 18, 2011
    This film was supposed to be better than it was. In my mind the half animated, half live action mix was supposed to herald back to the days of Space Jam, when I was a child and CGI was but a pipe dream. Instead it was a story line that had been told a million times before, suppor... read moreted by a cast of half assed acting and frankly boring gushy overtones of true love, princess' and blah blah blah. The only thing funny about this movie was that some people actually liked it.
  • July 23, 2011
    Enchanted is one of my favorite films. I actually watched it again this morning on DVD. This probably had to be my fourth viewing this year. Enchanted is like Scream or Shrek. It satirizes a specific genre and also contributes to it. The film spoofs as wells as homages those clas... read moresic Disney films we all grew up on.

    The film is the story of a girl named Giselle (Amy Adams) from the animated fairytale world of Andalasia. She then meets her true love, Prince Edward, and two are set to wed despite being together for only ONE DAY! The evil Queen Narissa then throws Giselle down a well that transports her to the bustling, live-action streets of New York City where she meets a single father named Robert who doesn't believe in "Happily Ever Afters". She then begins to charm and annoy people with her wacky, girly-girl, princess-like antics. Then Edward and Pip the Chipmunk from Andalasia drop in. Oh, pooh!

    Enchanted lives up to its title with a sharp script, unforgettable performances, and charming animation sequences. The film is hilarious with many memorable and funny quotes. Especially from Amy Adams whose awkward charm is unforgettable. Adams' is just so memorable and has to be my favorite performance from her. She knows how to act like an animated princess in the live-action scenes. she is very charming and beautiful. I happen to have a little crush on her. Patrick Dempsey even knows how to react to the oddity she causes. James Marsden of X-Men fame is very good as the equally awkaward Prince Edward. I wasn't a big fan of his performance as Cyclops in X-Men but roles like this are the ones I like to see him in. Want to see me go on and on about how enjoyable he was in Hairspray? The supporting cast is terrific. Susan Sarandon and Timothy Spall were great. Every time I see a movie with a British powerhouse cast, Spall slithers his way into there. Harry Potter, The King's Speech, Alice in Wonderland, you get the picture.

    Its about time I start a new paragraph. Also in the film is Jodi Benson, the voice is probably the hottest Disney Princess, Ariel. I saw a painting of her on sale at Comic-Con that made her look her more mysterious and lusty like Jessica Rabbit. Yummy! Anyways, this is probably the only time you'll ever see her in a live-action role. I find it funny because she also dumbfounded by Giselle and Edward even though se played a princess. That was another good supporting role in the film.

    Disney collaborator, Alan Menken, writes some classic tunes for the film including one entitled, "Thats How You Know", which has already become a classic Disney song. I heard it at Disneyland and a Disney On Ice show. The scene is an instant classic with great lyrics and choreography. The other song, "True Love's Kiss", is very memorable. Menken's songs had just enough Cowbell to make Christopher Walken happy!

    But what makes Enchanted enchanted are its numerous parodies and homages to many Disney films, mainly the ones with princesses. Here are a few of the many homages:

    -An Italian restaurant called BELLA NOTTE is shown.
    -Giselle cleans up a house with a whole bunch of critters.
    -Giselle forgets her slipper!
    -The BEAUTY AND THE BEAST theme is heard on a Soap Opera Edward watches.

    So there you have it! All the stuff that make Enchanted a memorable film, a Disney classic, and one of my favorite films. Apart from my numerous DVD viewings, I saw it twice in the theater. The second time was the best because my family and I took a friend who just moved to the U.S. from Africa and it was her first moviegoing experience. Enchanted is just charming, classic, and most of all, ENCHANTED!

    "Its like you just escaped from a Hallmark card or something."
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    May 29, 2011
    Disney ridicules it's own established franchise-cliche's in this fairytale satire hung on a modern romance.

    It's really hard not to enjoy this film but it never seems to really address or credit the complexities of the theme it carries; real-life relationships vs the notion of i... read moredealized love and storybook romance. Instead it's sweep to the side as we're treated to one sing song to the next. Then, as if completely ignoring it's message it delivers an ending that just falls straight back into formula without so much as blinking.

    But what the hell did I expect coming from a film that's clearly "Disney" at its core?

    In the end, the songs and actors are so enthusiastic it's really hard to not enjoy this enthralling, often hilarious, romedy. It bleeds charm and personality, so much that this movie really comes together in a way that often transcends it's self-mocking nature.

Critic Reviews

Joe Morgenstern
November 26, 2013
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Like the Cinderella figure she plays in Disney's Enchanted, Amy Adams spreads a contagion of delight. The movie is great fun, but she's enchanting. Full Review

Anthony Lane
November 26, 2013
Anthony Lane, New Yorker

Happily, the leads carry the day: James Marsden as a prince of grinning vanity, Susan Sarandon as the wicked stepmother, and, above all, Amy Adams, who, in the role of a would-be princess, finds true ... Full Review

Christopher Orr
September 22, 2008
Christopher Orr, The New Republic

Though the film is full of allusions to the Disney canon, they are generally unobtrusive echoes rather than eager satires. This is a children's movie at which adults are also welcome, not a cartoon fo... Full Review

David Fear
January 18, 2008
David Fear, Time Out New York

For a movie filled with magical occurences, Enchanted commits a cardinal sin: It forgets to cast a spell on the audience. Full Review

Derek Adams
December 13, 2007
Derek Adams, Time Out

It's only when the story hits the streets of NYC and Adams starts hamming it up (much like Julie Hagerty did in 'Airplane') that we start seeing the fruits of a grand Mickey-take. Full Review

Peter Rainer
December 4, 2007
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

It may sound like faint praise to say that Enchanted is the movie of the year for smart and spirited 11-year-old girls. But a movie that genuinely respects that audience is not to be belittled. Full Review

Dana Stevens
December 1, 2007
Dana Stevens, Slate

Disney can afford to poke fun at a lot of things about itself, and in Enchanted, it does exactly that, to largely charming effect. Full Review

James Berardinelli
November 24, 2007
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Enchanted earns its label as a "family film" by virtue of its ability to captivate audience members both young and old. Full Review

Keith Phipps
November 21, 2007
Keith Phipps, AV Club

The gag wouldn't work with just anyone in the lead, but Adams' openhearted performance never winks. She really does want the best for everyone, and can't fathom why they don't all feel the same. Full Review

Christy Lemire
November 21, 2007
Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Maybe it's not a whole new world, but it's one you already know and love quite well. Full Review

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    • Narrator: And they all lived happily ever after.
    • Queen Narissa: All this talk of true love's kiss it really does bring out the worst in me. You know if I'm going to remain queen I need a story for when I get back home. Hmm. what if a giant beast showed up and killed everyone, and poor defenseless Queen Narissa. she just couldn't save them? [points to Giselle] Let's begin with the girl who started it all shall we?
    • Robert Philip: Over my dead body!
    • Queen Narissa: Alright I'm flexible. [grabs Robert]
    • Robert Philip: [screans] Let me go. [screams]
    • Queen Narissa: [roars and stomps out of the building] Come along Giselle I don't want you to miss this ending. [smashes window]
    • Queen Narissa: Speciosous-formosous-preclareus.
    • Nathaniel: My most adored queen where did you send her?
    • Queen Narissa: To a place where there are no happily ever afters.
    • Princess Giselle: (screams)
    • Queen Narissa: (cackles)
    • Nathaniel: For the nice lady. From a secret admirer.
    • Robert Philip: A secret admirer... How come people keep giving you free stuff?
    • Princess Giselle: What is it?
    • Nathaniel: It's an apple martini, miss.
    • Robert Philip: Apple mar-... Ooh! It looks yummy.
    • Robert Philip: Yeah, be careful. It's poisonous.
    • Princess Giselle: You're joking.
    • Robert Philip: Yeah. *Laughter* They'll creep on you though. I'd be really careful.
    • Robert Philip: There's no way of helping her. She's done for true love's kiss.
    • Prince Edward: What?
    • Robert Philip: It's the most powerful thing in the world.
    • Robert Philip: Marie Curie. She was a remarkable old woman who dedicated her life to research... until she died, of radiation poisoning.
    • Morgan Philip: She died?

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