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Fairest of Them All

As a fairy-tale princess, Amy Adams carries `Enchanted,' a happy blend of music, comedy and magic

Holiday movies

November 21, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Enchanted will make some enchanted evening for the dating crowd and also be a boisterous Saturday matinee for youngsters. This tale of fairy-tale characters who tumble down a well in the storybook land of Andalasia and come rocketing up a manhole in New York's Times Square has a piquant idea and enough good jokes to overcome its uneven moviemaking and uncertain tone.

Best of all, it has Amy Adams as the gorgeous maiden Giselle - and she carries the film gracefully and uproariously on her creamy shoulders. As a maiden who believes that the greatest power in the universe is "true love's kiss," Adams gets to be a full-blown romantic whose transition to full-grown romantic is in turn sweet, stirring and blissfully funny.

Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures) Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall. Directed by Ken Lima. Rated PG. Time 107 minutes.


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