Movie Monday: true love or just enchantment?

Have you ever seen the movie Enchanted? Besides some humorous lines, it is intentionally a very cheesy story of love that sort of parodies on the cliche fairytale. I actually like the movie, but you really do have to be in the right mood to watch it.


Keep in mind the definition of the word enchanted for later –

[enchant] : verb
1. to subject to magical influence; bewitch
2. to delight to a high degree
3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.

One of the biggest scenes in the movie is a grand musical number through Central Park where the fairytale princess, come to life, sings a tune to her co-star McDreamy to teach him about how to show his girlfriend that he loves her.

You can see the full clip here:
But here are the lyrics from two of the choruses:

How does she know, you love her? How does she know, you care?
Well does he leave a little note to tell you you are on his mind,
send you yellow flowers when the sky is gray?
He’ll find a new way to show you, a little bit every day.
That’s how you know, that’s how you know he’s in love.

How do you know he loves you? How do you know he cares?
Well does he take you out dancing just so he can hold you close,
dedicate a song with words meant just for you?
He’ll find some way to tell you, with the little things he’ll do.
That’s how you know, that’s how you know he’s your love.

Last night I came to the realization that this is a load of cultural poop.

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