Wednesday, January 23, 2008


One of the most enjoying comedy romantic fantasy film I've watched was the movie, Enchanted. From the creation of Walt Disney Pictures, brought a classic animation meets contemporary urban chaos when a frightened princess is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City in a romantic comedy written by Bill Kelly (Blast from the Past), directed by Kevin Lima (Tarzan), and featuring music by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

The casts of the movie are Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon. The film was well-received critically and has garnered two nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards and bagged three nominations at the 80th Academy Awards.

Princess Giselle lives in the blissful cartoon world of Andalasia, where magical beings frolic freely and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. She dreams of her true love and builds a statue wearing a blue jacket to represent him from her dream with the help of her chipmunk friend Pip and other forest animals. She sings about her true love's kiss and Prince Edward, a handsome and valiant but dim witted prince, hears her voice in the forest and rescues her from a troll. Princess Giselle is currently engaged to be married to Prince Edward. Her fate takes a turn for the worse when the villainous Queen Narissa banishes her to the unforgiving metropolis of New York City. As the cruelty of the big city soon begins to wear down the fairy-tale exterior of the once carefree princess, the frightened Giselle soon finds herself falling for a friendly but flawed divorce lawyer, Robert Philip whose kind compassion has to helped her to survive in this strange and dangerous new world.

1 comment:

lilth said...

The Andalasia cast play their parts so well that watching these characters in live action is probably no different from watching a 100% animated version of Enchanted. Of course, I wouldn't want live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, or The Lion King, but Enchanted shows us that reality and fantasy may not be too different from each other and their characters certainly are not.