Director: Kevin Lima
Disney is not a name you can trust. Sure it used to be but since Walt kicked it, his name seems to be only rubber stamping commercials. Yet even so, his name has been attached to unquestionable classics. I don’t know if I’d go far to say this is a classic but I will say this: for the first time in a long time Disney has made a very good family film.
The film begins in tried and true Disney style with the classic princess, prince, evil stepmother and woodland creatures. The twist comes when the wicked stepmother sends the princes plummeting down a well to present day New York. Amy Adams plays the princess and right now I tell you she was perfect. It’s no small feat to be the most “la-la everything is won-derful” princess without a hint of irony. Her eternal doe eyed optimism with the big apple backdrop is very good and soon her prince follows (Patrick Dempsey) followed eventually by Susan Sarandon. There’s also a CGI squirrel but he’s not much more than eye candy.I know there are people out there, possibly at this very moment, standing in their living room looking at the floor where princess dresses and accessories are scattered everywhere. If that’s the case boy do I have the family movie for you. It doesn’t matter if that princess is 3 or 33 they’re going to enjoy this movie and you just might enjoy it as well.