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Ella Enchanted


A thoroughly charming movie aimed at teenage or younger girls but enjoyable by anybody who isn’t a grinch. It uses the techniques of Shrek, mixing fairy tale tropes with modern references to good effect. First time we’ve seen Anne Hathaway, since we didn’t see either of The Princess Diaries movies. Maybe we should. She’s very appealing, and I can see her paired with Julie Andrews. She’s just about that wholesome. I see she’s slated to play Jane Austen. Should be interesting.