Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Princess and The Frog Movie Review
The film follows waitress and aspiring restaurant owner Tiana as she tries to fulfill her late father's dream in 1920's New Orleans. In the opening scene, we see her working two jobs just to save up enough money to secure the ideal building for her restaurant. Despite her mother's worries, Tiana remains single minded in opening "Tiana's Place."
Meanwhile, Prince Naveen of Maldonia has arrived in New Orleans determined to better his financial situation. After being cut off by his parents, Naveen is forced to marry a rich southern belle. It soon becomes obvious that Tiana's best friend and the rich sugar baron's daughter, Charlotte LaBouff, is the perfect candidate.
Lurking in the shadows is voodoo master, Dr. Facilier. Angry at the neglect he receives from the rich and powerful, Facilier ropes the money-hungry Naveen and his emotionally abused sidekick, Lawrence, into a terrible scheme that involves turning Naveen into a frog. Lawrence adopts the prince's likeness and sets out to marry Charlotte with plans to split the money with Facilier who has some shady plans of his own.
Thanks to an unfortunate circumstance and one magical kiss Tiana loses the bid to her dream restaurant and is transformed into a frog. In a moment of desperation, she strikes a deal with Naveen, which demands that after he marries Charlotte, he shall buy her restaurant. Things begin to change however, as the two mismatched frogs start to fall in love during their dangerous jaunt across Louisiana's swamp lands. Accompanied by the trumpet playing alligator Louis and the Cajun firefly Ray, Tiana and Naveen travel, risk life and limb to return to their beloved New Orleans. Along the way, Tiana discovers that there is more to life than just hard work and after returning to her human form, she marries her prince and gets her restaurant.
A very entertaining movie for people from all ages, the music and the songs were magical, and the new twists on the story were fascinating. This movie will catch your eyes the whole time. Disni got everything right in this movie, the themes the rhythm, the dialogue and the picture beauty! this movie is a must see, it was released to DVD and Blue Ray on march 16.