This weekend I saw Enchanted with my daughter and mom (a little 3 generation theatrical sensation for you!). It's the latest for kids movie released by Disney. It follows the path of a princess to be from an animated story who ends up falling into a live action movie set in New York City.
It was awesome!
It's really funny because Disney does a great job of making fun of itself. The lead actress in the movie (the princess to be) does a hilarious job playing out the typical personality of the Disney princesses (lots of songs, never-ending hope, smiles, love, etc.). Although I won't be surprised if it's the last time we see her in the movies, she kind of has one hit wonder written all over her. Matthew Marsden was also funny as Prince Edward.
The movie was made, in my experience, by Patrick Dempsey. Apparently he's the new hunk from a show called Grey's Anatomy as a character people call Dr. McDreamy, but for me he is forever etched in my memory as the pizza delivery boy for Senor Pizza in Can't Buy Me Love (a WAY underrated movie from the late '80's).
He was sweet, interesting, caring and funny when necessary. It was particularly touching for me because he's a single dad bringing up a 6 year old daughter.
The end was a little violent but it mimicked Sleeping Beauty's end to a certain extent.
I've seen a number of kids movies (Shrek III, Fred Clause) and a few adult movies (Departed) in the last few months and this one far outshines all of them.
Someday I will come up with a clever rating system. Until then if you have kids it's a must see. If you have a girlfriend or wife, it's a point scorer. If you're a single dude, great date movie.
And if you're really comfortable with yourself (particularly if you are a man) go see it by yourself, it's a ton of fun.