02 July 2008

Enchanted (starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden)

I had never heard of the film 'Enchanted', but then I really don't keep abreast of available movies, and am not particularly keen on Disney anyway. Still, the blurb on the back made it sound like an interesting, light movie to watch with relatives who had it on their shelves, and it was clearly very highly rated by many.

It's supposed to be a humorous spoof on Disney films in general. There is a princess who is banished from a fairytale land by an evil queen, sent to the 'real' world, where she meets and falls for a handsome lawyer. Strange things ensue as the cultures collide...

Unfortunately, we couldn't really understand why this film is considered so good. The storyline was remarkably complicated - or perhaps I was too simple to understand it - and the songs were very poor. We all struggled to find anything remotely amusing in it, until there was one funny line, which, alas, I have now forgotten. Most of the film consisted of bad attempts at humour that fell pretty flat.

Having said that, there was nothing BAD about it, other than some unexpected swear words here and there ... but nothing particularly good either. I kept drifting off to sleep as I was so bored.

Really not recommended - but then again, this film has plenty of fans. Feel free to disagree with me.

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