"far from being nauseatingly smiley, Adams is utterly believable and had a room full of critics laughing"
This is one of my favourite Disney productions for a long time. And how could it fail? Enchanted takes all the most magical ingredients of a fairy tale and mixes them with a few modern truths like divorce, dirt and OTT publicity stunts.
Sparkling Amy Adams easily steals the show. A princess, she is pushed down a well by her evil soon-to-be stepmother (Susan Sarandon) and finds herself in the heart of New York City. As she searches for her Prince Charming in Manhattan's grimy streets she never stops smiling and makes friends - and dresses- along the way.
Far from being nauseatingly smiley, Adams is utterly believable and had a room full of critics laughing throughout; and even prompted applause at the end. My favourite part has to be the Marry Poppins inspired cleaning scene, where cute bunnies are replaced by urban rats and cockroaches!
Being from the generation of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and given the advancement of special effects, I found the occasional animation somewhat unnecessary. However, I have no doubt that director Kevin Lima has created a movie that will put young and old under a glorious, candy floss spell, restoring everyone's belief in happily ever afters.