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  • Summary: A classic Disney fairy tale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the land of Andalasia who is thrust into the heart of New York City by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? (Walt Disney) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 90
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 80
    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.
  4. 75
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    The first half hour or so of Enchanted is brilliant.
  6. 75
    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.
  7. Given the possibilities it's not particularly inventive, but it is nice to see a comedy so affectionate with the conventions it spoofs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 72
  2. Negative: 7 out of 72
  1. HughO.
    Nov 23, 2007
    10
    Took 6 kids, boys and girls, 4 to 14, and 2 adults. All laughed, were fully entertained. Shrek like combo of kid and adult humor. NYC used effectively. Disney pokes fun at itself. Not too scary. A pleasant surprise with actual character development. Expand
  2. PrincessC
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    This is an absolute adorable movie. This movie took a fairy tale like story and modernized it. Although it changes from cartoon to real life it is an enjoyable film for everyone. It was nice to see a movie that was not all about violence and sex. This a great movie for kids as well as adults. This movie filled with warmth was definitely worth my money. Expand
  3. StephenP.
    Jan 25, 2008
    10
    Simply one of the happiest, warmest films in years. I just loved it!
  4. KenM.
    Nov 25, 2007
    9
    The three leading actors -- especially Adams and Marsden -- are superb. Everything is cleverly conceived and executed. A little corny, maybe, but sometimes the best things in life are corny if you're honest about them. Expand
  5. K.O.
    Dec 1, 2007
    8
    I was dragged to this by my wife and i admit that it was charming and Amy Adams proves JUNEBUG was not a fluke.
  6. JoyceC.
    Nov 19, 2007
    7
    An outragouse quirkster throughout, nothing spectacular, not a classic, just given by the evolution of creativity of the improvement over the years to show how much the world of movies has done to itself, a little much, but satisfaction always wants more. Expand
  7. charlie
    Dec 12, 2007
    0
    Terrible. Even for a children's movie.

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