All chick flicks are entertaining. Okay, we are not talking of movies starring Leonardo Di Caprio or Orlando Bloom. But some chick flicks are more entertaining than others.
It is not because of things like a better script or other such jargon that we reviewers routinely use when we can think of nothing else to get to our word limit. Rather, it is the sheer cuteness of the protagonist that does not make you even feel the absence of crucial technical elements that go behind making a movie.
For those who may be aware, Mia (Anne Hathaway) was a sixteen year-old girl going through the normal everyday harrows of high school when she learns that she was actually Amelia Mionette Thermopolis Rinaldi, Princess of Genovia. For those who may not be aware, the previous statement holds as well though they might have to work hard at saying her name in one breath.
This movie is about Mia's transformation - from a clumsy girl to a clumsier woman. It must be said, in all fairness though, that she loses none of her endearing traits in the process. Through it all, she has her grandmother, the Queen (Julie Andrews) of Genovia, guiding her. And a very charming Prince Nicolas who is an equal claimant to the throne once the Queen steps down.
But there is a problem. Genovian law states that the Princess has to be married before she becomes the Queen. Thus begins her quest for a husband, and a premise is set for some really hilarious sequences. She zeroes in on Prince Andrew. No prizes for guessing who she gets to be with in the end but the movie takes you on a nice ride as it gets there.
The trump card of the movie is Anne Hathaway. She plays the part of a girl who has been suddenly forced to come to terms with her Royal status exceedingly well. Of course, we all know how lovely and graceful, not to mention a brilliant actress (sometimes we fullhyd.com reviewers are not as shallow as we are made out to be), Julie Andrews is.
Yes the movie is no great shakes, which works perfectly fine because there are times when you just want to watch a movie that isn't, yet still delivering on the very basics of entertainment.