the year: 2007

the genre: disney

the cast: Amy Adams (Giselle); Patrick Dempsey (Robert Philip); James Marsden (Price Edward); Timothy Spall (Nathaniel); Susan Sarandon (Queen Narissa); Idina Menzel (Nancy Tremaine)

the plot: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

don't miss: when Prince Edward "meets" the group of cyclists.

watch for: the green pepper slices shaped like Mickey Mouse ears on the pizza Robert and Giselle are served at the Bella Notte restaurant.

listen for: "I seek a beautiful girl. My life partner, my one coquette, the answer to my love's duet." "I-I'd like to find one of them too, you know?"

did you know: In the scene where Edward is on top of the bus, the people riding on tour buses next to him laughing and pointing at him weren't extras, but actual real tourists.

extra bonus points: if you know the relevance of the names of the law firm where Robert works: Churchill, Harline and Smith.

also listen for: "Nathaniel likes the way I leap? I'm handsome even when I sleep?"


Erika said...

Warning: these songs will get stuck in your head.

Now when I watch a movie that has a scene in Central Park, I get a little perk saying, "ooh! we were there!" (I like our parasol better, though) :)

Point of disgruntlement with the movie: The King and Queen's waltz at the ball...isn't a waltz. Woops! :(

Laney said...

I love the work song - this movie spoofs fairy tales well! Blaine has even watched part of it with me.

Millie Motts said...

Word to the wise: I've tried summoning woodland (or urban) creatures to help with the housework. No luck.

Erika said...

I think I had a squirrell(pretty sure that's not the right spelling) down in my chimney for a while last Sunday if it's that's good for you.

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Churchill, Harline and Smith are the surnames of the songwriters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (At least now we know who to blame...)

Lori said...

The Central Park singing is surely catchy and I agree with Erika's warning...they'll get stuck in your head. But, it was my favorite part of the movie.