Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I enjoyed this movie even though I don't have much to say about it. It's an original Disney tale, but it borrows heavily from Disney's catalogue, from Beauty and the Beast to Sleeping Beauty, to Cinderella.

A nice score underlies the mixing of animation and live action, in which Amy Adams shines as the belle du jour who lost her world and must now make do in the one she's been thrust into by a mean Queen.

Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden are at their handsome best as the heroes fighting for the heroine's affections, while Susan Sarandon pulls off a good baddie in a very small role.

I guess the best legacy of this movie was the launch of Adams' career, which has been on the rise ever since. And justifiably so, since she can act, dance, and sing. All well too!!

An enjoyable movie.

Grade: 7

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