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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.
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.
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
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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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull Review Average And when talented actors and filmmakers get mixed up in convoluted remakes of witchy '60s TV shows, the audience gets burned.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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
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.