Dec 9, 2007

Enchanted Part 1

I can admit it- I am obsessed with this movie!!! (I already bought 2 t-shirts and the soundtrack and am anxiously awaiting the dvd... plus, the next time I get the chance to dress up, I am going as Giselle...)

Brief summary- Amy Adams plays Princess Giselle who is searching for true love- and finds it in the form of Prince Edward (James Marsden- p.s. WHO KNEW HE COULD SING???). Narissa, played by Susan Sarandon, refuses to allow her step-son Prince Edward to marry because she doesn't want to lose the thrown, so she turns into the scary hag from Snow White (you know, the one who gave us nightmares when we were little and tried to poison Snow White with the apple...) anyway, she pushes Giselle down a magical well- which dumps her into modern day New York City.

The adventure that follows is adorable- she meets a divorce lawyer (played by Patrick Dempsey- who I am sorry to say, was NOT lucky enough to be turned into a Disney character- BOO!) and he tried to help her at the risk of losing his girlfriend, played by the FABULOUS Idina Menzel (she played Elphaba in Wicked and was also in Rent the movie version and supposedly had two songs that were cut from the movie- they better make it to the dvd!)

Anyhoo, it is spectacularly well done- and there are a million inside jokes throughout the movie.
For instance, Julie Andrews narrates the opening- in the "How Does She Know" musical number, Giselle runs across the hills of Central Park in homage to Maria from The Sound of Music, which was of course played by Julie Andrews.

Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel from the Little Mermaid) makes an onscreen appearance as Dempsey's secretary- and she even has a fish tank nearby! Paige O'hara (voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast) also appears on the soap opera Prince Edward watches in his hotel room!
Judy Kuhn (voice of Pocahontas) also appears as a pregnant mom when Prince Edward is searching the apartment building for Giselle.

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