Monday, December 14, 2009

Movie Monday: The Princess and the Frog

I so wasn't planning on seeing this movie. Despite the fact that it takes place in New Orleans, my old and perhaps favorite stomping ground, I just wasn't that interested in the movie. Maybe it's because I've been seeing boy movies for the last twelve years or maybe it's because I never bought the old kiss a frog and turn him into a prince line (I've kissed a lot of frogs in my days and all I did was get slimed). Either way, I went in with pretty low expectations, but as my oldest was at the Cowboys/Chargers Game (Go Chargers!) my youngest two wanted to feel special too. So off to the movies we went.

And you know what? I freaking loved it! It was fabulous!!!!! The music was wonderful, the heroine, Tiana, really down to earth and flawed and the hero, Naveen, was even more flawed. Now, for those of you who read my books, you know that's a dynamic I can get into. Anyway, one of my favorite characters was the fairy godmother/voodoo healer who helped Tiana and Naveen figure out that what they wanted wasn't necessarily what they needed. Add in Tiana's dim-witted but very sweet best friend and the movie was a roaring success. I highly recommend it :)
So, has anyone seen this movie yet besides me? Did you like it? And if you haven't seen it, how do you feel about Disney movies in general? What's your favorite? For me, it's still The Little Mermaid ... and probably always will be. Have a great Monday!


  1. My own Princess Four got a flyer for this today and was VERY keen. She's a dedicated Ariel fan (and she's my fave too) but I'm always looking to broaden her obsession.
    You've made a great sales pitch, might have to take her in the holidays.

  2. Oh, Becca, I hope you enjoy it! I really, really did. Tiana's not Ariel, but she's a close second, in my opinion!

  3. I want to see this! I love Disney movies. My favorite would be either Little Mermaid or Lion King. I don't know that I will be able to get my boys to go see this, but my 4 year old daughter, I think that she would want to go. And, I do not think she has ever been to the movies, so we might have to make it a date!