YMMV / Enchanted

  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: The Nostalgia Chick suggested that the film's real Aesop is about getting the balance between dreams and reality. As noted under Fridge Brilliance, this is arguably the true Aesop of "That's How You Know".
  • Anvilicious: Doug Walker criticised the film for making it so painfully obvious that they subverting the old Disney Princess tropes.
  • Award Snub:
    • Three songs earned nominations for the Best Song Oscar. Hence, the vote got split, and "Falling Slowly" from Once won the statuette. Of those three songs, Carrie Underwood's "Ever Ever After" wasn't one of them.
    • Several reviewers brought up Amy Adams as a possible Best Actress Oscar nominee, but she was shut out as well.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Queen Narissa. Some people find her a dull, unmemorable villain with generic motives. Others find her a fabulous villain, who gets some hilarious lines.
  • Comedy Ghetto: Amy Adams didn't get an Oscar nomination (see above), though she did get a Golden Globe nomination - for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy.
  • Ear Worm:
    • Just try to get that theme song out of your head...
    • Special mention goes to "That's How You Know."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Jodi Benson as Sam.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Queen Narissa
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: It's perfectly fine to break off a four year engagement for the sake of a girl you've only known for a week.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • There is a poster for Superman Returns in Times Square when Edward first arrives. Although an unintentional reference (filming for Enchanted just happened to take place while Returns was in theaters), it still served as a fun little nod to James Marsden's role in that film, and only got funnier once Amy Adams went on to play Lois Lane in Man of Steel.
    • And Nancy marrying Edward and becoming an animated princess becomes this as of 2013 - her actress, Idina Menzel, voices Elsa. Additionally, the Enchanted novelization reveals that Nancy eventually became Queen of Andalasia, while Elsa becomes Queen of Arendelle-the second official Disney Princess to do so.note  Plus, Nancy married a prince she only knew for one day, while Elsa objects to her younger sister doing the same.
    • And another set. Giselle was nearly added to the Disney Princess line but then Disney realized they'd have to pay Amy Adams lifelong royalties to use her image. Fast forward to 2014 and Idina Menzel almost gets to be part of the line, voicing Elsa, only for Disney to decide to keep Frozen a separate line.
    • Again from Idina Menzel. When she was cast, she said she felt flattered to be hired only for her acting talents. note  Next time Disney hires her, they made her use her singing skills in full glory.
    • When Nancy accuses Robert of cheating on her with Giselle, Giselle seems too naive to think that such activity involves anything more serious than kissing someone other than the one you love. Comparing Disney's Into the Woods to the play that inspired it, a scene of Cinderella's Prince cheating on Cinderella became toned down from him seducing the Baker's Wife, to simply him kissing her.
    • Queen Narissa herself becomes this after you watch Once Upon a Time and see how close Regina's Evil Queen Self looks like her. Not to mention that Narissa's plans for Giselle at first are very similar to Regina's plan with the dark curse.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Pip being thrown in the fire. And Giselle thinking for any real length of time that he's dead.
  • Nausea Fuel: The "Happy Working Song", especially when the rats are cleaning the toilet with toothbrushes.
  • Squick: Exactly where the rats and flies come from for "Happy Working Song". The former were munching on giant piles of garbage...and the latter were buzzing around a barbecue where someone was cooking hot dogs and burgers.
  • Strangled by the Red String:
    • The Official Couple is seen as awkward by some given both of them have previous relationships.
    • If you don't watch a deleted scene on the DVD, then the Pair the Spares in the end has no set up but a single line where Nancy strongly admires how "romantic" Edward is.
      • Like many things in the movie, this trope is Lampshaded and made fun of in the beginning.
      Giselle: Oh, it's you.
      Prince Edward: Yes, it's me. And you are?
      Giselle: Giselle.
      Prince Edward: Oh, Giselle! We shall be married in the morning!
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The first three minutes. It's a parody of that kind of scene, which was quite prevalent in older Disney fairy tales.
  • Testosterone Brigade: Disney Princess film, filled with cuteness and romance and a Girly Girl doing Girly Girl things? Sure...but Robert is easily an Audience Surrogate for the boys and men in the audience, as he gets just as irritated and weirded out by her "sappy" attitude as said guys might've been without his presence. And let's be honest—Giselle is quite a looker; if she hasn't won the boys over by her sleeping on Robert's couch...she will in the shower scene.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: According to Globe and Mail they obviously hoped to provide girls in the audience a surrogate in Morgan. Except the film didn't give her anything to do other than beam happily whenever Giselle enters the room.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The deleted scenes could have added more depth and emphasis to both Nathaniel's last minute redemption, as well as Edward and Nancy's Last Minute Hookup.
  • Trailer Joke Decay: The scene where Edward is run over by bicyclists mid-song is played in a large portion of the promotional media, to the point where the joke had less of a punch when the movie was released in theaters.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The animals that helped Giselle in cleaning Robert's apartment becomes this after he and his daughter Morgan literally and figuratively kicking them out. Sure, you can't blame the two for doing that, but still, the audience can't ignore the fact that they cleaned their apartment.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Giselle gets one before going to The Ball, giving her a more "realistic" appearance to contrast with the "fairy-tale princess" look she originally had. Unfortunately, the filmmakers put the actress in an unflattering dress and gave her an unimpressive hairstyle, completely ruining the intended effect; she was much prettier as a "fantasy princess" than as a "real woman." And there was the fact that the ball specifically had a fantasy theme...
  • The Woobie: It's hard not to want to give poor Giselle a hug whenever she's crying or fighting tears—like when the bum steals her tiara, or when she learns what divorce is, or as she watches Robert and Nancy dance and subsequently gives in to Narissa's taunts. Testament to Amy Adams's immense talent, in making sure Giselle would be a fully believable and lovable character instead of a mere parody to laugh at and dismiss.