DVD - 2008
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The beautiful princess Giselle is banished from the animated land of Andalasia by the evil queen. She finds herself in the gritty streets of the real, modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that does not operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle finds herself adrift in a chaotic world that is badly in need of enchantment. Giselle begins to fall in love with the cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer who has come to her aid. Little does he realize that this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2008.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780788871481
Branch Call Number: ENC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Library_Jill Jan 05, 2018

A light and fun Disney princess story that pokes fun at the conventions of its genre, while at the same time embracing them wholeheartedly. I loved the way that the movie pulled characters from the animated world at the beginning, and manifested them in modern-day-New-York, complete with "real-life" versions of the costumes that look great in drawings, but seem a bit different against the backdrop of skyscrapers and asphalt. Just a really pleasingly-fluffy story with plenty of happily-ever-afters for all.

Dec 21, 2017

The movie is good except the cockroach scene.

Nov 28, 2017

Enchanted is a brilliant movie, poking fun at all things Disney, Disney Princess, and fairy tales in general. Given a modern setting, and with gorgeous animation, this is a movie everyone can enjoy, assuming you have a soul.

Nov 25, 2017

this movie is funny and entertaining! it's so funny to see a princess in new york!!!!! :D :D you know at the end that hag really creeped me out...cool dragon!

Sep 13, 2017

Overall awesome movie! I loved this and I'm so glad I finally watched it!

Dec 31, 2016

Enchanted was a great and hilarious movie that is great for families anytime. This movie is about a princess set in cartoon time that travels her way back into New York City living with real humans. She needs to become used to reality and so she bumps into this man who ends up taking her into his house in order to support her. He believes that she is not the brightest tool in the shed and she's completely naïve to the world around her. Eventually he discovers that she is from a cartoonland and she got to New York City by the means of magic. I enjoyed this movie because it was funny and it was serious at the same time! It was cool to see how the princess got back to her own village but it was also nerve-wracking at times because you didn't know what was going to happen next. I would rate this movie a 4/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 17, 2016

Twisted stories are my favorite types of stories. This movie is awesome. I love Amy Adams as a princess. She's so perfect. James Marsden makes a perfect prince. Charming and funny. Patrick Dempsey is cool too although I couldn't really imagine any other person as Robert. Every scene makes you want to laugh cry or just have fun. I wish all movies were like this. But if they were there would be not as much variety. So all in all this movie is one of my favorites.

Apr 12, 2015

This is pretty good but a tiny bit too lovey-dovey for my taste. The music is pretty good, though. I don't think this would be very appropriate for young children though due to mature scenes and topic.

Jan 22, 2015

Disney pokes fun at its own cutesy reputation in this playful satire on the fairytale formula. The story concerns Giselle, a cartoon maiden in the animated land of Andalasia, who is about to marry Prince Edward, her one true love. Edward’s wicked stepmother meanwhile, the evil sorceress Queen Narissa, schemes to block the marriage in order to keep the throne for herself. To this end she banishes Giselle to the world of reality, namely New York City, where the winsome naïf must contend with muggers, freaks, and a cynical population that no longer believes in happily ever after. It isn’t long before Giselle becomes entangled in the lives of a skeptical divorcee, his 8-year old daughter and his jealous fiancée; but when Prince Edward and his little chipmunk sidekick come looking for her things go from simply confusing to complete pandemonium... Despite the sheer absurdity of the movie’s premise there is a seductive quality to the comical proceedings that caught me off guard and had me smiling like a kid. The musical numbers are bright and lively, the allusions to Snow White and Cinderella are cleverly done, and the CGI effects are amazing....rats and cockroaches have never looked so darn cute! And yes, there is a very happy ending for all. Enchanted doesn’t try to be anything than what it is, a light and fluffy little treat. It succeeds admirably.

Oct 01, 2014

it is a good movie. Children will enjoy this movie.

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Apr 07, 2016

Robert: [off Giselle's look] What?
Giselle: This is a very nice place.
Robert: Yeah?
Giselle: And we're eating dinner.
Robert: Yeah.
Giselle: [happily] This is a date!
Robert: Yeah!
[happy then realizing his mistake]
Robert: No! No. No, no, no, no. We're just, um, we're just friends.

Apr 07, 2016

Morgan Philip: Remember, when you go out not to put too much makeup otherwise the boys will get the wrong idea and you know how they are...
[off Giselle's wide-eyed look]
Morgan Philip: They're only after one thing.
Giselle: What's that?
Morgan Philip: [laughs] I don't know. Nobody will tell me.

Apr 07, 2016

Robert: Oh my.
Giselle: Oh my. He's here!
Robert: Apparently.
Giselle: Oh my. Oh my goodness. How do I look?
Robert: Slightly stunned.
Giselle: No, I mean, how do I look?
[mean her appearance]
Robert: You look... beautiful.

Apr 07, 2016

Giselle: Why are you staring at me?
Robert: I don't know. It's just that... it's like you escaped from a Hallmark card or something.
Giselle: Is that a bad thing?

Jan 22, 2013

Nathaniel talking on phone: There's a side I've never seen to her before. Person on phone: I think you need to ask her what she really thinks about you. Queen Narrisa: Hello worthless. Miss me?

Captain_America Jul 12, 2012

Nathaniel: "Sire, do you . . .like yourself?"
Edward: "What's not to like??"

Captain_America Jul 12, 2012

Giselle: "Oh! It's you!"
Edward: "Yes. And you are . . .?"
Giselle: "Giselle."
Edward: "Oh Giselle!! We shall be married in the morning!!"

Captain_America Aug 05, 2011

Robert: "Well, can I call someone for you?"
Giselle: "Oh, I don't think they'd hear you from here."

Apr 02, 2011

[Nathaniel arrives in New York]
Arty: Let me guess. You're looking for a beautiful girl, too?
Nathaniel: No, actually, I'm looking for a prince.
Arty: Riiiight.

Feb 21, 2010

Prince Edward: [holds sword in front of construction worker's neck] I seek a beautiful girl. My life partner, my one coquette, the answer to my love's duet.
Arty: [stuttering] I'd like to find one of them too, you know?

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Apr 07, 2016

Sexual Content: Sexual tension between Giselle and Robert and kissing scenes.

deadpoollover Mar 06, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: in one scene the evil queen casts a spell that changes her into a gigantic dragon. younger viewers might find this a little terrifying. but we should remind them that things like dragons and magic don't actually exist.

Jan 31, 2013

Sexual Content: Giselled apears in one scene with only a bathtowel on and comes close to kissing Rob. could have left that out, people!


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Apr 07, 2016

Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking. She is adrift in this strange new place until a divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) comes to her aid. Giselle begins to fall for her flawed benefactor, but the storybook romance gets complicated when a prince from her world comes to rescue her.

Apr 02, 2011

A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

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