It’s been more than a decade since we got Disney’s Enchanted, but I guess it’s better late than never with the sequel finally arriving later this month. Just in, we have a new trailer for Disenchanted featuring evil step-mother Giselle (Amy Adams) just trying to find her happily-ever-after again.
Here’s the official synopsis:
It has been more than ten years since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy. Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.
With the first movie being a love letter to Disney princesses, it looks like the sequel is going to tug at the reality of what a ‘happily-ever-after’ ending really means. While I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t want Giselle to make an evil turn, I think it’s a pretty interesting exploration of her character, and just how far she’s willing to go to get what she wants.
I’ll admit, the straight-to-streaming released does have me worried that the studio doesn’t have faith in the project, but I’m willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt. The cast is still amazing, and I can’t wait to see Maya Rudolph go full Disney villain.
Disenchanted premieres on Disney+ on Nov. 18.