The Goose and I went to see Enchanted at the Movies for Mommies today with J and her daughter Frankie. I cannot stress how cute this movie is. I am a big Amy Adams fan -- she of previous Oscar nomination for her equally amazing performance in Junebug. (Yes, OK, I watched Junebug because Benjamin "Chino" Mackenzie was in it.) You may get her mixed up with Isla Fisher, wife of Sasha Baron Cohen and the other Hollywood redhead who plays a good ditz. But they are not really the same caliber of actress (IMO).
The idea of taking fairy tale characters and thrusting them into modern day NYC is clever. There are the typical cliches that you come to expect in an "adult" Disney flick, but for the most part the film knows what it is and is able to make fun of itself without being overly shmaltzy. I'm not a huge fan of McDreamy in these roles though. I find he lacks the ability to convey true passion and in general he's a bit aloof. Plus Amy Adams out-acted him in almost every scene they were in together.
Amy Adams has a way of doing innocence without irony. There is a way she widens her eyes and claps her hands that makes you believe she could truly be an adult child. She is utterly enchanting and laugh out loud funny in Enchanted and I highly recommend it as THE chick flick of 2007. Grab a good girlfriend and go see it.
In other news, the Goose is kinda sleeping through the night now. (Fingers crossed.) I am waking up engorged, but ecstatically rested. I love this girl. More on her to come.