If I was 5 or 6 years old, Enchanted would have been one of my favorite movies, right up there with The Wizard of Oz and Annie.
It shocks you, doesn’t it? It shocks me, for fuck’s sake. I conscientiously try to avoid letting my kids watch the Disney Channel…more for my sanity, than for any real objection to the shows, notwithstanding Hannah Montana, of course. (I actually kind of like The Imagination Movers…they’re cute in a dorky, High School Band kinda way.) I complain about Disney – especially the Disney Princesses Marketing Machine – ALL THE TIME. For the most part…excluding PIXAR of course…Disney is synonymous with stupid princesses, slutty teenagers in need of rehab and sucking the money out of parents’ wallets. Even so, I kinda liked Enchanted, sappy happy ending and all.
Amy Adams is adorable as Princess Gisele and Patrick Dempsey (I don’t call him McDreamy…I call him RONALD) made a pretty good knight in shining armor. My hate for Cyclops is well documented, but I’ve got to admit that he made a good Disney prince. Susan Sarandon was great, too…but I’ve got one burning question. Can someone tell my why everyone BUT Idina Menzel sang in this film?
So yeah…I can admit when I’ve been beat. I actually liked a Disney/chick flick/family film. I owe someone somewhere some money.