Enchanted is a 2007 American fantasy romantic comedy musical film, produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures in association with Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. Written by Bill Kelly and directed by Kevin Lima, the film stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon. The plot focuses on Giselle, an archetypal Disney Princess, who is forced from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City. This is Andalasia Productions' first and only film and also the first Disney film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The film is both an homage to, and a self-parody of, conventional Walt Disney Animated Classics, making numerous references to Disney's past and future works through the combination of live-action filmmaking, traditional animation and computer-generated imagery. It heralds the return of traditional animation to a Disney feature film after the company's decision to move entirely to computer animation in 2004.
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In "Andalasia", an animated fairy tale world devoid of problems, in which there are talking animals and "happy endings", an evil queen named Queen Narissa frets that her stepson Prince Edward will soon find his true love, which means that Narissa's position on the throne would be taken over. One day, Edward and Nathaniel, Queen Narissa's henchman, successfully capture a troll, but Edward rides off to the cottage of a peasant named Giselle after hearing her sing about "true love". Knowing Narissa's wishes, Nathaniel sets the troll free to get rid of Giselle, but Edward saves her just in time. When they meet, they instantly fall in love and plan to get married the following day.
However, Narissa had witnessed everything, so she meets Giselle while the peasant runs off to get wed to Edward. Narissa successfully tricks Giselle and sends her from the cartoon world to the real live-action world of Earth, because the portal from the cartoon world was located at the sewer of the road at New York City's Times Square. Meanwhile, a divorce lawyer named Robert plans to propose to his girlfriend Nancy, much to the dismay of Morgan, his daughter. While Robert and Morgan are being driven home however, they witness a confused Giselle at a brightly lit billboard advertising "The Palace" casino, who mistakes the pink castle on the billboard image for an actual palace. Luckily, Robert rescues her after she falls off, and he lets Giselle stay their his apartment at the insistence of Morgan.
Pip, Giselle's chipmunk friend from Andalasia, witnessed Narissa send Giselle to the real world and warned Edward about it, so they escape to New York City as well to rescue Giselle. While at a hotel room, Edward luckily finds out about Giselle's whereabouts via a TV channel that she happened to show up on. However, he's unaware that Nathaniel, who had traveled to New York City due to Narissa seducing him to do so, is trying to get rid of Pip, who found out about the poisonous apple-centric plan that he and Narissa had concocted. Meanwhile, Robert decides to have Giselle stay with him and Morgan, believing that she needed his protection after wanting them to separate due to Giselle causing a falling out between him and Nancy. Giselle questions the divorce lawyer about his relationship with Nancy, and decides to help the pair reconcile by sending flowers and tickets to the "King and Queen's Costume Ball". Meanwhile, an angered Narissa plans to come to New York City after Nathaniel failed to poison Giselle twice.
As they spend more time together, Giselle and Robert begin to grow feelings for each other all the while Edward continues to look for Giselle, eventually finding her at Robert's apartment. While Edward is eager to take Giselle home to Andalasia and finally marry, she insists that they should first go on a date, reluctant to leave Robert and Morgan so soon. Giselle decides to end their date at the King's and Queen's Ball.
I love this movie, my husband does too! Hahaha, yeah I kind of dragged him to watch it with me.
Not everything is perfect with this movie but that’s just because I always find things to complain. The first thing that I would like to be changed was the park scene, it was just too much singing! One thing is that she sings but for everyone to start dancing and singing with her… well, never mind it’s a musical movie so it was expected, and it wasn’t that bad (it’s just one of the reason why I avoid watching musicals, it’s fine with cartoons but real people? ... no not so much)
The second, thing I might mention, which isn’t such a big deal too because Giselle’s acting was great but she looks older compare to when the other character’s show up in the real world. But as I said, it’s not a big deal. Other than those two things, this movie is perfect. I love pip! He made me laugh, and Prince Edward is a funny and charming prince, I actually liked him more than Robert! Ha! Well Robert is better looking but I still like Edward more. Morgan is cute and of course I love Giselle too, I like how good she portrayed her role.
If you’re ever in the mood for a light romantic fantasy comedy film. I suggest you give this a try.