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?"