One of the girls in my hall went to see it, and when she came back she declared to me that I had to watch the film ASAP because the main character, Princess Giselle, was basically me.
If you are unfamiliar with the movie Enchanted, it is about how Princess Giselle, your classis Disney princess, gets sent to relatiy. Not just reality, but New York City where there are no happy endings. While she is there, she sings songs, cleans the house with the help of the NYC animals, dances, and hopes true love's kiss will save her. Everywhere she goes there is singing, happiness, saved marriages, and little jabs at former Disney movies... along with people staring at her thinking she's a crazy person.
And she meets Patrick Dempsy... or at least his character. Same thing, right? Right.
When I finally saw the movie, I agreed with my friend, but didn't take it very seriously.
That is until last night when I was having a Twitter conversation about Disney movies. A friend of mine never liked them much and didn't grow up with Disney movies. (The horror! I know!) While I on the other hand, was practically raised by princesses and talking animals.
After this, I sat and thought for awhile (this is the third day I've been stuck in the house because of snow and cold, there's been a lot of time for thinking), and I realized that I actually am a Disney character.
First, there's the obvious. I'm always fighting the urge to randomly burst into song and dance, and I don't understand why everyone else doesn't want to sing and dance with me.
I have the greatest animal sidekick ever - Bandit.
He might not be able to talk like people do, but we know each other so well I can just share what he's thinking. Just like Kristoff and Sven in Frozen.
And let's face the facts, friends, I'm probably the same height as these guys:
My skin is outrageously pale like hers:
I believe (probably too firmly) in happy endings and refuse to believe in anything else. When things aren't happy I have a difficult time accepting it. ::cough:: Allegiant ::cough::
My family probably thinks I'm far too independent for my own good.
I try to be all tough, but we all know that's just not true.
My nose is always stuck in a book and everyone in town probably thinks I'm a little crazy. Let's face it, if a man gave me a library I'd be his forever.
Hugs are my favorite.
I would have no problem hanging out with these guys everyday while fighting for the rights of kids in Victorian New York:
I want to go on adventures!
And I love my family and friends.
I'm told I was exactly like Anna as a kid:
So, Disney, where's my movie already? I mean... clearly I'm one of your characters.