Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Disney's Enchanted Opens to Great Reviews

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 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!


Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

I am interested in seeing this as well. A Disney made, Disney sanctioned film poking fun at...Disney is a rare thing indeed. At least that's what the commercials would have me believe. Every day after Thanksgiving, while the family women are doing that shopping mall thing, the three Loophole boys and the Senior Loophole (that's ever-lovin' me) take in a movie. We've done the father-sons thing for years now, and they get to pick the flick (within reason). This year's choice is Mr. whatshisnames Magical Emporium. You know the toy store that's alive. Not to thrilled, but family tradition is an important thing. Oh well, at least I can freely munch on Bottlecaps.
A Happy and Blesses Thanksgiving to you and your family, Laura!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, J.C., so nice to hear from you! Sounds like you have a great tradition.

We have a movie-related tradition too, we always break out a special new DVD on Thanksgiving. Usually it's after dinner, but with USC playing a game trying to win a Rose Bowl berth that afternoon, we'll be watching the movie earlier, while dinner's cooking. This year it's RATATOUILLE which the rest of the family has seen, but not me.

Hope you enjoy your movies. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Best wishes,

2:30 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

I have been looking forward to Enchanted for a long time. With rehearsals in full swing for Christmas Joy at Bethany I just don't know when I am going to able to see it, though.

You are going to enjoy Ratatouille.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Irene,

So nice to hear from you! I was thinking of you the other day, sounds like you are very busy!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Best wishes,

8:38 PM  

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