An animated princess thinks she has found her true love, in classic fairy tale fashion, but her prince's evil stepmother is determined to stop the wedding and sends the princess to modern New York City, where she is transformed into a real human being (Amy Adams). While she waits for her prince (James Marsden) to come rescue her, she meets a cynical divorce attorney (Patrick Dempsey) who's captivated by her innocence. Also with Susan Sarandon, Idina Menzel and Timothy Spall. Directed by Kevin Lima. [1:48]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - A woman is showering when a man walks into the room, the woman is nude but a towel moves across her in time to keep the man from seeing; she is then shown wearing nothing but the towel in several scenes (bare arms, shoulders, cleavage and bare legs are visible). We see a cubist sculpture of a nude woman (breasts and buttock are visible, but there's no evident detail). Several women wear low-cut dresses that reveal deep cleavage and bare shoulders. A man is shown wearing a robe without a shirt, his bare chest is shown, and a woman touches his chest and they almost kiss.
► A woman discovers an almost nude woman (she's wrapped in a towel) and a clothed man together, she is jealous and angry and makes a remark about leaving so the man could have "big girl time" with the partially clothed woman.
► A husband and wife kiss several times, a man and a woman kiss and hug, a man kisses a woman three times and then another man kisses her and she kisses him back, and men and women kiss in a few more scenes. A man and a woman hug in a few scenes. A woman kisses a turtle on the cheek and the turtle blushes.
► A woman and a man fall out of a bathroom door onto the floor, and she lands on top of him wearing nothing but a towel (neither is hurt and the man is fully dressed).
► A woman is shown flirting with and speaking seductively to a man several times to get him to do her bidding. A woman falls into a man's lap and they sit very close as they ride off together on horseback with her in his arms.
► A man knocks on a door, another man opens the door and smiles invitingly (implying attraction) and the first man walks away seemingly confused. A man climbs out of a well, men standing around him ask if he too is looking for a woman and he tells them that he is looking for a prince (they seem to understand that he is gay).
► A woman talks about searching for a perfect pair of lips (for a prince replica she has built) and tries different items, including a pea pod and a caterpillar.
► A man mentions that he and a woman he just met will be married in the morning. Kissing and "true love's kiss" is referred to many times throughout the movie. A girl tells a woman that she shouldn't wear too much makeup, that "boys will get the wrong idea" and that "they are only after one thing"; she then says that she doesn't know what that "thing" is. Men and women dance together at a ball. A man tells his young daughter that he is going to re-marry and she has reservations about having a "stepmother."
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A scary dragon grabs a man, climbs up the outside of a building, uses its tail to thrash a woman, nearly pushing her over the edge, and it then falls to its death, exploding into glitter when it hits the pavement.
► A man begins to fall from the top of a building, his coat sleeve is pinned by a thrown sword, his sleeve tears, he falls and he and a woman slide down a roof but do not go over the edge.
► A woman bites an apple and falls to the floor unconscious (she seems pale and her eyelids are dark). A woman throws an apple (it's poisoned) that strikes a bicyclist in the helmet, sticks to the helmet, sizzles, and we later see a hole in the helmet and a bald patch on his head. A woman attempts to poison another woman in several scenes.
► A man threatens to kill another man and holds a sword to his throat, a man threatens a woman by holding a sword to her throat, and a man holds a sword to another man's neck (nobody's hurt).
► An animated woman is shown thrashing when what looks like stardust lands on her (she becomes human after that). A woman rises out of a manhole, bolts of blue light flash around her and she walks through streets stopping traffic. A woman is shoved into a bottomless well (she is unharmed, but is shown frightened). A woman climbs out of a manhole, is nearly struck by a truck and several cars speeding toward her, and two cars crash together.
► There is a large explosion (no one appears to be hurt), and there is another large explosion (again, no one is hurt). A manhole cover is blown off a manhole, it strikes a lighted sign in the distance breaking it and sending sparks around. A woman becomes angry, she yells and many bottles at a bar shatter (a man cowers and covers his face as the glass shatters).
► A woman falls off a billboard onto a man (she is unhurt, and he is shown holding his wrist).
► A man stabs a bus with his sword, he ends up cutting a woman's bag open, it's contents spill onto the floor of the bus and the bus driver yells at him. A woman swings a sword over her head, slams it into the floor, she is surrounded by bright light and flames and she transforms into a large dragon.
► Bicyclists crash into a man who drops suddenly in front of them (everyone appears to be groaning but they all recover and one man limps away). A man is trampled by animals coming out of a coach but is unhurt. A girl hits her father with a pillow.
► A man and a chipmunk jump into a bottomless well (they are unhurt), and another man jumps into the well; we hear a clunk and he comes out of a manhole with his bottom first.
► A woman is pushed around in a crowded street (she is unharmed but is shown being confused and afraid), and a man steals jewelry from her (she is unharmed but yells after him).
► A troll tries to eat a woman, she falls out of a tree onto a man's lap (the woman is unhurt), and the troll is thrown far into the forest and we later see him and he's fine. A man is shown wrangling a troll with a rope, the troll skids on the ground, another man pokes the troll's face and his hands are covered with slime; there's talk of "troll hunting."
► A chipmunk is repeatedly abused: it is never really hurt, but a broom is swung at it, it is thrown into a pizza oven (flames burst out of the oven and people think it is incinerated), it is hung by the front paws from hanger clips in an extended scene, and it is threatened with knives (a man holds a knife to the chipmunk's throat). A woman screams and flails when a chipmunk crawls onto her head and down her face. A pigeon is shown eating a cockroach (we hear a crunch).
► A woman and a man argue during divorce negotiations. A man tells his young daughter about Madam Curie and how she died from radiation poisoning and the girl is alarmed. A man talks about his wife having left him.
► A man gives a woman an apple, and she accepts it not knowing that it is poisoned (she does not take a bite from it).
► A cat hisses and lunges at a man, dogs bark from the other side of a door and a man is frightened.
► A decrepit woman with warts on her face and discolored and missing teeth speaks to a woman and flaps her tongue repeatedly between her teeth. A dog urinates on a man's boot.
► A woman drinks fish tank water then spits out a fish into a cup. A chipmunk defecates when it is scared (we hear a squirt and see a dropping). A pigeon flies into a window, but is unhurt (we see that it has only one leg). Roaches pour up and out of a bathtub drain and clean the tub and rats scrub a toilet using toothbrushes. A man panics when he sees roaches, flies, birds and mice in his apartment and struggles to get rid of them. Roaches are shown being swept up into a vacuum cleaner but emerge unharmed.
► An animal pulls another's tail (the animal isn't hurt) that then kicks it.
PROFANITY 1 - Name-calling (mook, fat, ugly, selfish, cruel, crazy, worthless, tight-wearing, wretch, peasants), 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman are shown with alcoholic beverages in a restaurant and the woman almost drinks from hers but is interrupted.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sex, fairy tales vs. reality, divorce, parental death, bullying, animal cruelty, jealousy, greed, alcohol use, pride, love, romance, dating, following your heart, destiny, dreams coming true, happiness, evil, murder, poison, deceit, bravery, guilt, loyalty, kindness, honesty, parenting, step-parenting.
MESSAGE - Follow your heart and love will conquer all. It's important that you remind the people that you love that you do love them.