Ella Enchanted

Saw Ella Enchanted last night.

Somewhat uneven, but ultimately very sweet-hearted. I would have played Ella with a bit more strong-spirited a nature (and perhaps without quite so many song and dance numbers), but still, it was much fun.

The movie parts ways with the book around the time Prince Char’s evil uncle shows up, but that’s okay. As are the deliberate use of anachronisms, which isn’t anywhere in the book but isn’t at odds with it, either.
And I liked the giants.

And I found yet again that the most painful thing for me to watch, in a film, is any moment in which you know a character is about to be humiliated, even if it’s clear things will work out in the end.

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