Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you all had a great day with family and friends eating to your hearts content.
We hosted a small dinner with my fam and my brothers. It was delightful to have a quieter day playing (we spent a long time at the park getting our football out of a tree...the old Thanksgiving rite of stick and ball throwing!). We also all cooked together and cleaned together. We had a nice dance party in between dinner and dessert...played a pathetic game of Clue...and a fun game of Apples to Apples.
Today, after teaching a class at the gym to those not shopping and wanted to feel better about the pie consumed, we went and saw Enchanted (PG, 1hr 47 min).
It was very good. It is an enchanted fairy tale that follows animated characters into the real world. Despite being in NYC, they maintain that fairy tales are real and, of course, they do indeed find happily-ever-afters. The first hour is great with an animated beginning that appears to be hand-drawn, a couple musical numbers, and funny references to fairy tales and movies. The second half has to get the story movin' so it loses a bit of charm and feels a bit rushed (despite the length).
Amy Adams is extremely charming...she plays an animated princess perfectly and sings beautifully. James Marsden, Prince Edward (Charming), is so adorable. I was delighted to see Timothy Sprall, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon, although all were sorely underused. Patrick Dempsey was interchangeable with any other good-looking actor. The costumes were wonderful and scenery nice.
My husband and I both really liked it (would have liked to more had we not taken a couple trips to the potty and chased a little one around). My 4yo liked it a lot and my 11yo liked it but didn't love it. The 2yo lost interest after the first hour. I would recommend it for kids over 4yo...and this is one that is actually really nice to see on the big screen.