Disney's new live action-cartoon blend, ENCHANTED, has opened to great reviews.
The film, first mentioned here in July, is a romantic musical comedy in which cartoon characters come to life in New York City. It stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Susan Sarandon. The score is by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, who wrote the music for POCAHONTAS. The supporting cast includes Jodi Benson and Paige O'Hara, the voices of Disney's Ariel and Belle.
Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times writes: "ENCHANTED is as good as its name... [Amy] Adams, who was Oscar-nominated for her breakout role in JUNEBUG, is equally splendid here as the ultimate Disney princess...it is impossible to think of ENCHANTED without her."
Claudia Puig of USA Today says "Disney's ENCHANTED lives up to its name" and calls it "the very definition of charming" with "an entrancing performance by Amy Adams (JUNEBUG) and a strong ensemble cast...effortlessly entertaining."
Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe writes of Adams: "Just about the happiest time I've had watching an actor do anything all year." He writes that it's a "breathtaking" star-making performance. Mary Pols of the San Jose Mercury News agrees it's "one of those star-making turns on the level of Julia Roberts in PRETTY WOMAN or, looking further back, Judy Holliday in BORN YESTERDAY."
And there are many more such reviews.
We're looking forward to seeing it this weekend!