McCHEESY: LESS THAN ‘ENCHANTED’ AT THE MOVIES
Do you ever make a statement that you can’t believe is coming out of your mouth? I am about to repeat something that I said after seeing Hairspray earlier this year…
James Marsden is the best part of a film. Again. And that’s kind of sad.
Enchanted is cute. I knew that going in. We took 1 niece and 4 nephews to see it yesterday. The matinee was sold out, filled to the rim with hyper kids and semi-patient parents.
The movie is also quite cheesy, but that was not entirely unexpected. Disney makes fun of every fairytale they’ve ever manufactured, which the adults acknowledged with laughter (but went over the head of most kids; my eleven year old niece whispered “I don’t get it” at least 3 times during the film).
I will say that Amy Adams was the perfect choice to play the princess, both in animated and live form. I have been a fan since she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Junebug two years ago, and I look forward to her role in the upcoming Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Some may also recognize her as Jim’s girlfriend during the first season of The Office.
Loverboy McDreamy…eh. Patrick Dempsey is pretty. That’s all. Poor guy. I wonder when he’ll break out of the romantic leading man and Grey’s Anatomy mold. His next film endeavor is not indicative of such change; in next year’s Made of Honor, he will be playing a guy who is in love with an engaged woman. Sigh.
The saving grace of Enchanted really is Marsden. I have been pleasantly surprised by both of his campy performances this year. His stint as the emotionless Cyclops in the X-Men trilogy certainly never tipped me to he fact that he was capable of song, dance and comic relief.
Of course Enchanted will be the number one movie this weekend. And of course your children will love it. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I am more of a Pixar girl myself, when it comes to choosing a film with youthful spirit and suspension of disbelief.
Did any of you see it?