Sep 04 2018

Episode 5: Enchanted

Enchanted

Not pictured: The rats and cockroaches who did all the real work. The gig economy sucks.

This week, your hosts sing along with Amy Adams (and some cockroaches) in ENCHANTED!

Meta, satire, spoof, homage – ENCHANTED is all of the above. Filled with deep Disney nerd references (literally every name in this movie means something), sweet homages (the old men in the park were chimney sweeps in MARY POPPINS), and delightfully singable tunes, this movie was Amy Adams’ first starring role and she¬†embodies what a cartoon would act like in real life while bringing an earnest sincerity to every moment.

The central love story is pretty by-the-numbers, but that doesn’t matter. Keep your eyes on the three-way-tie in scenery-chewing that is James Marsden’s prince, Timothy Spall’s hapless henchman, and Susan Sarandon’s literal dragonlady.

Laugh out loud funny, with a satisfyingly modern climactic rescue, ENCHANTED is, well…enchanting.

Enchanted Idina Menzel

I’m not going to sing. Just LET IT GO.

 

Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted poster Rating: 7.1/10 (161,609 votes)
Director: Kevin Lima
Writer: Bill Kelly
Stars: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Released: 21 Nov 2007
Plot: A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

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