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Comedy . Fantasy . Family . Animation . Romance

The beautiful princess Giselle 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?

Actors: Amy Adams , Patrick Dempsey , Jeff Bennett , Julie Andrews , Idina Menzel , Susan Sarandon , Rachel Covey , Timothy Spall , James Marsden , Kevin Lima
Directors: Kevin Lima
Country: USA
Release: 2007-11-21
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  • Scott Foundas

    It’s the sort of buoyant, all-ages entertainment that Hollywood has been laboring to revive in recent years (most recently with Hairspray) but hasn’t managed to get right until now, and the glue holding it all together is the incomparable Adams (an Oscar nominee for 2005’s Junebug), who gives the kind of blissful screwball performance that seemed to go out of fashion after "I Love Lucy" left the airwaves.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    There's a word for women like Giselle: Supercalifragilistic. Ditto her film, Enchanted.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    Enchanted charmingly reworks all the old favorites while incorporating fresh twists of its own.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Enchanted is festooned with extravagant set pieces -- there's a great number in praise of romantic gestures, and a ballroom scene to make even grown-up girls swoon.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    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.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Enchanted is as good as its name.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    The film works its magic largely by sending up, at times with a wink, at times with a hard nudge, some of the very stereotypes that have long been this company’s profitable stock in trade.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    A full-blown musical that commutes between Disney's patented cartoon universe and the "real" world with cleverness and grace, this splashy production reminds one of nothing in the Disney canon so much as "Mary Poppins," not least due to the "star is born" aura that surrounds Amy Adams here, just as it did Julie Andrews 43 years ago.

    Variety Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Even if its most ironic humor will sail over the heads of very little ones, Enchanted is that rare comedy that will appeal to the whole family.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Andrea Gronvall

    Disney goes meta in this witty, exuberant musical comedy whose parody and nostalgia serve a sweet and affecting romance.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Toddy Burton

    Though writer Bill Kelly’s script takes extreme liberties with plot development and never really leaves you guessing about who’ll get the girl, the jokes rarely miss and the result is a refreshingly sardonic fairy tale.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Not since Julie Andrews rode an umbrella to glory in Mary Poppins has Disney given us such a real-life doll (Amy Adams).

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    More important, it has a Disney willingness to allow fantasy into life, so New York seems to acquire a new playbook.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    Through good scenes and derivative ones, Adams is disarming.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    It is a testament to just how well Enchanted works that by the time a dragon is flying around New York City, you've forgotten all about the movie's high-concept humor and become invested in the plight of its characters instead.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    While Enchanted wittily updates traditional tales, it is, in the end, as carefully calculated in its appeal as any movie ever was.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Staff (Not credited)

    The first half hour or so of Enchanted is brilliant.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Walter Addiego

    Adams does offer quite a turn: Portraying a version of Disney's Snow White, she owns the character, down to every warble and twirl.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    Special kudos to Adams, who nails the distinctive body language of Disney's spunky good girls and manages to make Giselle's relentless optimism seem charming rather than a sign of mental deficiency.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    The very definition of charming.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The sight of Adams gliding and beaming and chirping in this movie - a self-mocking cartoon that transforms into an inspired live-action musical farce - is just about the happiest time I've had watching an actor do anything all year.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    While this is certainly not the first motion picture to blend drawn creations with real life actors, no movie to date has approached it quite this way.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Ryan Stewart

    The movie isn't a send-up or a takedown of fairy tales -- it's a fairy tale.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Stephen Cole

    The movie's big kick – what makes Enchanted live up to its title – is that the further Giselle progresses in New York, the more we feel like we've tumbled into a timeless Disney Neverland.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    The whole movie swings broadly from slapstick and mock suspense to song. But the film develops a strong amorous undertow; Kelly's script neatly allows for all the potential couples to get the fate or comeuppance they deserve.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

    A sometimes clever, other times grating mix of live action and animation that plays tricks with levels of movie reality as the world of fairy-tale animation invades contemporary New York.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    As the innocent and indomitably chirpy Giselle, Adams gives the great female comic performance of the year so far.

    Slate Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    Adams' winning performance and the light touch director Kevin Lima (a veteran of animation and live action) brings to scenes not tasked with advancing the plot all suggest that, silly as they may look once you take it apart, irony-free, romantic fantasy--animated and otherwise--still has a place on the big screen.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Matthew Sorrento

    The kids and adults can dig this one, though adults may be stricken with Disney deja vu by this point.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Olly Richards

    It’s essentially, y’know, for kids, but the dedicated fairy tale fan will have tons of fun spotting all the references. Adams, meanwhile, gives one of the comedy performances of the year.

    Empire Full Review
  • Robert Wilonsky

    Somewhere between conception and execution, what could have been so much smart, sharp fun turned decidedly pedestrian.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    Given the possibilities it's not particularly inventive, but it is nice to see a comedy so affectionate with the conventions it spoofs.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
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