Practical Magic

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"For two sisters from a family of witches, falling in love is the trickiest spell of all."
  • PG-13
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.3  (93,585)
  • 46

Practical Magic is a 1998 movie starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Stockard Channing. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The story revolves around two sisters who come from a family of witches, and their struggle to find love amidst the supernatural forces that threaten to tear them apart. The movie begins with a flashback of the Owens family history. The Owens women have been cursed to have any man they fall in love with die an untimely death. As a result, the family has been ostracized by their community and forced to live in isolation. The story then fast-forwards to the present day, where Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) are the last remaining Owens women.

Sally is a practical and reserved witch who has renounced her magical abilities and denied her heritage. She has two daughters, Antonia (Evan Rachel Wood) and Kylie (Alexandra Artrip), whom she is raising on her own following the accidental death of her husband. Gillian, on the other hand, is a free-spirited and impulsive witch who has been running from the curse by jumping from one lover to another.

One day, Gillian's latest lover turns out to be a demon (Goran Visnjic) who possesses her and threatens to kill her. Sally comes to the rescue, and together they manage to exorcise the demon. However, the incident draws the attention of the townspeople, who are convinced that the Owens women are responsible for the strange occurrences in the neighborhood.

As the sisters try to avoid the scrutiny of their suspicious neighbors, they are confronted by a new threat: the curse of the Owens women. Gillian falls in love with Jimmy (Gary Bullock), a charming but troubled man who seems immune to the curse. However, his presence threatens to unleash the forces that have haunted the Owens family for generations.

The story then takes a more mystical turn, as Sally and Gillian must confront their family's past and reunite their witchy powers to face the curse head-on. They seek the help and guidance of their aunts, Franny (Stockard Channing) and Jet (Dianne Wiest), who are powerful witches themselves. Together, they perform a spell to summon their ancestors and uncover the secrets that have been kept hidden for centuries.

The movie's themes revolve around sisterhood, love, and the supernatural. Practical Magic is a heartwarming tale that combines humor, romance, and magic in a unique and captivating way. The chemistry between the two leads, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, is palpable, and their performances are intense and nuanced. The supporting cast is also exceptional, particularly Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest, who bring a mix of humor and wisdom to their roles.

Overall, Practical Magic is a delightful and entertaining movie that will appeal to audiences of all ages. It blends magic and romance in a way that both children and adults can enjoy. Whether you believe in witchcraft or not, the story is a testament to the power of love and family, and the importance of embracing our true selves.

Practical Magic is a 1998 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    6.3  (93,585)
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