While the movie did have a very simple plot it was made totally enjoyable by the wacky cast of characters and great one-liners that they tossed out.It highlighted how families can put the 'fun' in 'dysfunctional'.Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years before, she hires a top-drawer male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend. It was one of the better romantic comedies that I've seen in awhile.I much prefer Dermot Mulroney in this movie than in My Best Friend's Wedding with Julia Roberts.Then at some point during Dolly Parton’s song I turned to my boyfriend [the artist and actor Darren Le Gallo] and said, “What if I win?” I think I’m the only person in Oscar history that looks relieved at the announcement of somebody else’s name.’ Amy Adams grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado, the middle child of seven: two sisters, four brothers. ‘We were all close in age, all very high energy.’ Her father, an ex-serviceman, was a singer performing in nightclubs, restaurants and officers’ clubs.
But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
If you're a little bored by the acting in the very beginning, don't give up on it...
The groomed actress perched elegantly on the teal velvet sofa in a Claridge’s hotel suite is saying, ‘I’m so goofy.
The film is a brilliantly absurd and affectionate distillate of every fairy tale Disney has told, featuring talking animals, a square-jawed handsome prince (James Marsden), a wicked queen (Susan Sarandon) and her devoted henchman (Timothy Spall), and, less conventionally, a single-dad divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey).
Adams plays Giselle with winning enthusiasm and guileless charm. And when I think what I was like in my early twenties!