I watched this film because I saw a reference to it on Imgur, thinking that it would precede all these "Princesses are not just pretty" cartoons nowadays (the Princess asks "what else" does the Prince like about her except for being beautiful). Sadly, I was disappointed in this film. Perhaps if I watched it when I was 5, I would've enjoyed it, but it lacks the dimensions of current animated films.
This film has so many great qualities: relatable characters (young Anna seemed so real), goofy humor, humor for adults, foreshadowing, Idina Menzel, sandwiches... it is hard to not enjoy it. I like how this classic princess theme has been adapted to modern expectations (the idea of "act of true love", strong female lead/relationships, etc)
My only complaint is the quasi-cheap resolution at the end (love of course!), but... I guess that might be asking too much from a children's movie.
Also, did this film reference Arrested Development?
I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. The story was compelling and somehow very relatable even though I haven't been through the exact experience. Maybe a testament to the similarities in all relationships and human nature. The movie itself was interestingly done... with soliloquies, overlaid scenes, and witty banter. Maybe, I should say, witty whining.