Practical Magic (1998)


Comedy, Fantasy, Romance


Griffin Dunne




Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Goran Visnjic, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn, Caprice Benedetti, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexandra Artrip, Mark Feuerstein, Peter Shaw, Caralyn Kozlowski, Chloe Webb, Lucina Jenney, Margo Martindale, Martha Gehman, Camilla Belle, Lora Anne Criswell


It follows Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman), two sisters who happen to be actual witches and use their magical powers to grant spells for love.


I love Sandra Bullock so much I'm willing to watch every kind of crap for her. So here I am, reviewing "Practical Magic", another unsatisfactory but slightly fun chick flick.

Just like most movies of this genre, this film doesn't have a real plot, and that little story is quite chaotic and stupid. I'm not going to mention the unbelievable part because it's a witch flick, it's obvious it isn't going to be believable. Unless you believe in witches, then I guess you have a problem. If anything, the whole supernatural thing makes this film a bit interesting. 

In spite of a complete lack of a plot, and nothing resembling, not even a little, character development or interesting, likeable characters, this clichéed film still manages to be fun. It is indeed plenty of humour, and everyone, from the director to the cast, is able to deliver a twisted, dark humour very successfully. And there are some fun scenes as well.

Like I mentioned above, the cast does a good job. Given the script, I wasn't expecting a lot of good, but both Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman do great in making you feel sympathy for their characters. And you may even end up crying with Sandra Bullock. That was not my case, just to be clear.

1 comment :

  1. Cara Sonia, sono passato per rinnovare gli auguri di una Pasqua di pace e serenità.
    Ciao e buon sabato santo con un forte abbraccio e un sorriso:-)