1 hour, 47 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for some scary images and mild innuendo.
Deleted scenes; Bloopers; Fantasy Comes to Life - Discover Enchanted's cinematic wizardry in these behind-the-scenes featurettes; Pip's Predicament: A Pop-up Adventure - After Giselle lands in New York, Pip goes on a daring mission to rescue Prince Edward in Andalasia.
Amy Adams ... Giselle
James Marsden ... Prince Edward
Susan Sarandon ... Queen Narissa
Patrick Dempsey ... Robert
Timothy Spall ... Nathaniel
Idina Menzel ... Nancy
Rachel Covey ... Morgan
Julie Andrews ... Narrator
Julie Andrews ("Mary Poppins") narrates Disney's delightful combination real-life and animated fairy tale. The story begins in the land of Andalasia, where a chirpy young princess Giselle (Amy Adams "June Bug") has just met her foppish but gallant prince Edward (James Marsden ("Superman Returns"). But his conniving stepmother, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon "Dead Man Walking"), banishes her to the real world, specifically New York City, where she's totally unprepared for the scene taking place around her. Stranded in Times Square, the confused Princess is rescued by Robert (Patrick Dempsey - TV's "Grey's Anatomy"), a lawyer with a precocious 6-year-old daughter (Rachel Covey). Meanwhile, Edward has followed Giselle to New York, with Narissa's henchman (Timothy Spall "Topsy Turvy") in close pursuit.
Director Kevin Lima ("Tarzan") is clearly having a ball with this charming film combining classic Disney animation and then following his characters into real-life Manhattan as they attempt to fend for themselves in a gritty New York City. The film is packed with a cornucopia of hilarious gags, including some running jokes that get funnier as the story continues. From elements of Snow White to Beauty and the Beast, all your favorite fairy tales are included, and screenwriter Bill Kelly ("Blast from the Past") sustains the fish-out-of-water premise with inventive humor and clever social commentary.
The cast is terrific, especially Amy Adams as the princess She is a wonder. Patrick Dempsey is as McDreamy as always, while Susuan Sarandon is delightfully wicked, especially when she arrives in the real-world. Timothy Spall is also quite amusing as a sinister buffoon, despite the fact that he has a few too many wacky moments.
The songs, by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, are lively and energetically staged, and both the classic drawn animation and the computer generated images are spectacular, especially Pip, the delightful chimpmunk. It's all so consistently entertaining that both kids and grown-ups will be completely enchanted.