Enchanted is a brilliant movie that captures the quintessential essence of what makes Disney...Disney! Enchanted is a movie that; is nostalgic in the ways that it pays homage to traditional Disney by fitting in as many allusions as possion; it is an audacious effort to blend the old with the new; it is a revival of music from the golden era of Disney films during the late 80s/early 90s through the brilliant composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Hunchback of Notredame, etc). The music alone should inspire you to go. What makes this movie so approachable is how it contains so many Disney qualities but also plays upon these Disney themes through new, and often humorous, interpretations.
The characters are very lovable and Amy Adams must be recognized for her brilliant performance. Sure, it's very far-fetched; yet, that's what makes her so great. Her ability to completely immerse herself into the portrayal of a fairy tale princess will have you rolling with laughter. Some have commented on how Enchanted is for Amy Adams as Sound of Music was for Julie Andrews. That's a big comparison to live up to and you may or may not agree but Adams definitely brings the movie to life.
A common misconception about this movie is that it's only for little kids. No, this movie will appeal to everyone. Although Enchanted has a fairly predictable plotline, what makes it outstanding is the way in which it is presented. It is a delightful movie which will bring out your inner-child and leave you smiling. There is a musical in the middle of the movie that will leave you wondering how it make senses, but perhaps this is what makes this movie so lovable: it doesn't have to make perfect sense in order for you to enjoy it. It is absolutely the most brilliant piece of musical choreographing for Disney in the past decade.
Do yourself a favour: watch this movie and share smiles, laughter, and perhaps even a few tears along the way, with your friends and family.