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debbieb

Thanks Billy! Happy Holidays! You make our lives ENCHANTED with your lovely, funny and oh so true blog posts! Thanks for another year of wonderful! Can't wait to see ENCHANTED myself. Yay for the Rom Com!

jamy

I just saw it yesterday, largely due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I was very pleased! Many funny moments and Amy Adam plays her role perfectly--completely sincere but never cloying. And the cleaning scene in the NY apartment? Laugh out loud funny!

E.C. Henry

May go to see it just because it passed you standards of high qualit, Billy. Otherwise I'd probably skip it. I need more happyness in my life, maybe "Enchanted" can help fill that void.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

Fun Joel

If you're still in NYC tomorrow morning (Monday) and want to catch up, let me know. I'll still be here until midday, when I head to Newark for my flight back to LA. Email me.

Christian Howell

Ooooh, feminist subtext. That makes it a winner in my book.

davidwag

With low expectations, I took my girls. I have to admit, it was fantastic. I have been recommending it enthusiastically. Maybe too enthusiastically - people are starting to avoid me.

Re: feminist context - what I thought was interesting was that they showed the flip side of that coin as well, albeit in a tacked-on fashion.

mernitman

Debbie B: Right back at you!!!

Jamy: That "Happy Working Song" is available on YouTube and it's just as funny the 2nd time.

EC: I think Enchanted will help fill that void.

FunJoel: Dude, we were (air)ships passing in the, um, day -- but thanks for the invite. Hope to catch up soon.

Christian: ...and of course, the same-old patriarchal stuff in the very back end, but still: fairly forward-thinking --

--as David points out: impressively adept at providing something for everyone, weren't it?


Danny

Billy,
I really enjoy your writing and perspective. Sorry I have nothing to say about this entry, as I haven't seen the flick. But I've been getting a lot of traffic from your site to mine - which I wanted to thank you for, by the way (thank you) - and plan to revisit often.
By the way, there's a New Mexico strike meeting this afternoon where the gathered writers will try to figure out what the heck to picket out here. We're very angry at the prairie dogs, and have a bone to pick with various, uh, boulders. I'll keep you apprised.
Have a terrific vacation.
--danny

MaryAn

Who says it's "for kids"? No, really. Watch it a second time and think Bugs Bunny all the while asking yourself, "is this a kid's movie with adult subtleties thrown in because the little buggers can't drive themselves yet or is it an adult film masquerading as a kid's flick?" Tell me after you've seen it a second time.

mernitman

You're so welcome, Danny, and hey -- careful with those boulders, as they just don't listen to reason.

I'm sure you're right MaryAn, even without a second viewing; I think this is a rare case of a cuts-both-ways movie that really is a "family" film (i.e. something in it for the whole...).

JohnofScribblesheet

I stumbled across this blog. Interesting read. Romcoms have really bastardized peoples perception of love and life.

Betsy

Wow, who'da guessed?
Have you seen I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With yet? We saw a screening here in Chicago and just loved it, and I am hoping your professional opinion will be the same.

sal

feminist subtext?? Ummm that bit must've passed me by. The message of the film seemed to be, you can get a guy by wearing pretty dresses and being very tidy, and actually if you wear pretty dresses its OK to steal another woman's man especially if she is a mobile phone toting career hag, who then turns into a pretty dress girl in order to catch a man. Having said that, it was quite a laugh, but overall, this is a film for knowing adults, not kids IMO

mernitman

Hey Johnof: Well, when you put it that way... could even be a compliment?

Betsy: Cheese has yet to spread to L.A. I'll keep my crackers ready!

Sal: Well, yeah... I meant the notion that a stereotypical prince wasn't what would rescue this fairly empowered princess, but in the end, it's same-old, as you point out. The demographics are skewing every which way, tho, and 9 year-olds seem to dig it a lot. Threat or menace? You be the judge.

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