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At Theaters: 6/24/2005 On Video: 10/25/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449942
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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Jack Wyatt accidentally runs into Isabel, a good-natured witch, and notices an uncanny resemblance to Elizabeth Montgomery. He is convinced she could play the witch Samantha in his new series. They are both taken with each other. Can Isabel settle down and lead a normal life.
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Comedy Romantic - Despite the title, this is not a straight adaptation of the classic television comedy but more of an original romantic comedy about a regular guy who falls for a witch. There are satiric references to the show, but overall this is a completely new thing.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicole Kidman THE INTERPRETER, BIRTH, THE STEPFORD WIVES
Will Ferrell KICKING AND SCREAMING, MELINDA AND MELINDA
Shirley MacLaine THE EVENING STAR
Michael Caine BATMAN BEGINS, SECONDHAND LIONS
Jason Schwartzman I HEART HUCKABEES, SIMONE, SLACKERS, RUSHMORE
Dir/Prod/Wri: Nora Ephron LUCKY NUMBERS, YOU'VE GOT MAIL
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Production Notes Heading
Reimagining Bewitched
Capturing the Bewitching Mood
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: Mild verbal sexual references.
VIOLENCE: Some mild violence played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Silly verbal and physical humor, innuendo, effects.
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Critic's Review Heading
Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor The motion picture version of Bewitched is a travesty of monumental proportions that belongs in the "What the hell were they thinking?" category.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average It is tolerably entertaining. Many of its parts work, although not together. Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman are funny and likable, but they're in a plot that doesn't allow them to aim for the same ending with the same reason.

USA Today Full Review
Average And when talented actors and filmmakers get mixed up in convoluted remakes of witchy '60s TV shows, the audience gets burned.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 281 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
13
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
50
High
90%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
32
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
51
High
94%
30+Adults (M)
47
Fairly High
87%
30+Adults (F)
78
Fairly High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 281 moviegoer opinions. These opinions are indicating just how I felt, "Bewitched" is very entertaining, fun and certainly worth your time and money, but it's not a great movie. Of course I seriously doubt that most of you were expecting greatness from this little remake. The opinions show that around half really enjoyed "Bewitched" rating it "Very Good" or higher. Most of the remaining half rated it "Good," which indicates an average/OK movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Out in California's San Fernando Valley, Isabel (Nicole Kidman), is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a "normal" life.

At the same time, across town, Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960s situation comedy "Bewitched," reconceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin.

Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of "Bewitched." He becomes convinced she could play the witch Samantha in his new series.

Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires.

It turns out they're both right — but in ways neither of them ever imagined.

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