Movie review- Charming

KensingtonMums was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive VIP preview screening of upcoming movie Charming at Cineworld in the O2.

The Experience

The VIP experience at Cineworld is amazing. My son loved the pepperoni pizza and soft ice cream before the movie started and the brand new VIP cinema room (which can also be hired for private events and parties) has the most comfortable individual fully reclining leather chairs.

The Movie

The movie itself is a lighthearted and feminist spin on classic fairytales created by Dreamworks. Instead of the Prince (Wilmer Valderrama) saving the day he is guided through a series of challenges by strong, independent Lenore (Demi Lovato).

The plot revolves around Prince Philippe Charming who was cursed with irresistible charm as a baby. To the anger of the men folk, he bewitches every woman in the land and must find true love to break the spell. Unsure of what true love is he proposes to three princesses: Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty in a last ditch attempt to end the curse before his 21st birthday.

He sets off on a quest called the Gauntlet with a roguish stranger called Lenny – who is actually Lenore in disguise, the only woman immune to his charms.

Charming is a great family adventure filled with music, magic and true love. The ending is fantastic so I won’t give it away!

I would have liked a little more more humour – I certainly had greater expectations from the Fairy Godmother role played by John Cleese. Though the role of the Half Oracle voiced by Sia is delightful. But my son enjoyed every minute of it and the film is aimed at him not me!

When can you see it?

With so many great musical artists in the cast, Charming has a fabulous soundtrack. Entertaining and easy to watch, I would highly recommend seeing Charming which will be in cinemas nationwide from 2 August.