Running Time (minutes): 107
Description: 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?
Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon and James Marsden
Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Good grief, I’m really bad at choosing films this week. I basically rather liked everyone (for want of a better word) but the stupid prince and princess. You disappoint me, Amy Adams. Also, the entire movie is based on a really flawed plot: the queen wants to ban the princess from the kingdom because she doesn’t want her to be the queen, but the thing is, she won’t become queen until after the old hag has died. And even if she’s right and I’m wrong, I’m sure this happy place has a fine solution for that situation. One more thing: I HATE people breaking into song in absurd situations. It’s clear that Disney just wants to make fun of itself here, but it’s just too much.
Even Alan Menken’s score didn’t live up to my expectations. I guess I was hoping for too much after Hunchback of Notre Dame and Beauty and the Beast. It wasn’t bad at all, though, just… not Hunchback of Notre Dame, but good enough for me to listen to the soundtrack in a few days.
The audio description wasn’t perfect either, some things weren’t explained properly in the beginning.