Enchanted and Giselle

Topics: Enchanted, Patrick Dempsey, Fairy tale Pages: 2 (637 words) Published: March 18, 2011
For this activity, I chose to watch the movie, “Enchanted”, November 2007, directed by Kevin Lima, and written by Bill Kelly. This movie stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Julie Andrews, and Susan Sarandon. A beautiful soundtrack, with songs sung by the stars is also available. This is a part animated, and part real life fairy tale. The movie begins with a narration, by Julie Andrews about the fairytale land of Andalasia. She speaks of the Queen Narcissa, played by Susan Sarandon, and how she plans to keep her thrown forever, and does this by prevented her stepson, Prince Edwards, played by James Marsden, from marrying and taking the thrown. Then we begin to learn about Giselle, played by Amy Adams, the extremely happy, princess- like girl, who dreams of loves true kiss. Giselle sings her song of her one true love; Prince Edward hears it and rushes to her home, while Giselle is being attacked by an Ogre, sent by the Queen. Edwards saves Giselle, they kiss, and decide to wed. On the way to her wedding, Giselle is stopped by an old woman, the queen in disguise, who tricks her into going to a wishing well and pushes her down the well to place “where there are no happily ever afters”, New York City. Giselle arrives in New York City through a manhole in the middle of Times Square. She wanders around, very confused, and gets pushed around, yelled at, causes a car accident, takes the subway, and gets her crown stolen by a homeless man, in a huge princess/wedding dress by the way. All the while, still with a big smile on her pretty little face. She then finds a castle on a billboard, and proceeds towards it, thinking it is the castle she is meant to get married in. Robert Phillip, Patrick Dempsey, is in a taxi, when his daughter yells that she sees a princess. Robert then takes Giselle into his home, thinking she is a crazy woman, while his daughter instantly believes she is a lost princess. Back in Andalasia, we see Pip explaining to...
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