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Movie Review March 31, 2008

Filed under: Anecdotal,parenting,Reviews — Addicted to Yarn @ 8:52 pm
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We just finished watching Disney’s movie Enchanted…

What a fun movie. Both Israel and I wanted to see it…we’d actually watched the preview over and over again on YouTube, laughing uproariously every time Prince Edward was clobbered by the bicyclists as he began to sing to Giselle.

All humor aside, it was a very clever movie. Giselle is the perfect Disney princess with just the right amount of over-the-top thrown in for satirical effect. The film was done so well that when all of Central Park joins with Giselle in a song and dance number, your sense of disbelief is almost completely suspended.

The love stories (and there are three) all work out the way they should. Everyone ends happy, with the exception of the evil stepmother who dies horribly falling from a building halfway between the transformation from dragon back to woman. But she richly deserved it.

Anyway, it was really great. It’s a little scary for the little ones. Jael was very upset by the evil step mother. She turns into a dragon in Sleeping Beauty style but Jael was freaked long before that happened. I think the woman’s general evilness was scary. She’s just a bad person and I think Jael picked up on that. So beware with young kids.

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2 Responses to “Movie Review”

  1. CC Says:

    You know, this is just too weird! Several of your recent posts have mirrored our lives so eerily. We also just watched enchanted and loved the Disney-princess-poking-fun-at-themselves thing. And the end with the evil step mother also scared Lydia! I loved it that Giselle kept cutting dresses out of curtains and rugs. That was a nice touch.

    Josh kept feeling sorry for the poor cyclists. Like the one who got the poison apple on his head!

  2. heathermama Says:

    Ben and I were wondering about this movie. I wondered if we would like it… We’ve also watched the preview a billion times.. and the boys just roll around laughing every time! πŸ™‚ thanks for your critique! I needed it! πŸ™‚


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