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Practical Magic [DVD] [1998]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • 11 theatrical trailers
    • 3 TV spots
    • A feature length audio commentary by Sandra Bullock, director Griffin Dunne, producer Denise Di Novi and composer Alan Silvestri
    • Interactive cauldron game unlocking 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries - Making Magic and Casting the SPell
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Practical Magic
    Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and her sister Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally (Sandra Bullock) and fiery Gillian (Nicole Kidman), brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family's menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael (Mark Feuerstein) brought two daughters -- and Michael's death. Moving into the aunt's seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy (Goran Visnic), and Arizona detective Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn), investigating Jimmy's disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. Filmed in Washington (San Juan Island, Whidby Island, Coupeville, Friday Harbor). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sandra Bullock
      Sandra Bullock - Sally Owens
    • Nicole Kidman
      Nicole Kidman - Gillian Owens
    • Dianne Wiest
      Dianne Wiest - Aunt Jet
    • Stockard Channing
      Stockard Channing - Aunt Frances
    • Aidan Quinn
      Aidan Quinn - Gary Hallet



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A drama? A comedy? A supernatural thriller?

      Posted
      gillette
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      Don't get me wrong. "Practical Magic" isn't a bad movie. It's just not particularly good. Take two very high-profile actresses -- in this case Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman -- put them in a pot with a plot about witches, stir in a little romance, add a dramatic on-the-road "Thelma & Louise"-type twist, throw in a little pinch of "The Exorcist," and mix well with a few old episodes of "Bewitched" and you have "Practical Magic," a film that is the cinematic equivalent of silly putty.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      babygirl
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      I love the story of the two sisters and the special bond they share and how each one knows when the other is in danger. I love the scene where they get together with the neighborhood women to rid the town of the bad boyfriend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun Halloween movie

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      sunnygirl7
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      Another movie I loaned out and was never returned so the price was perfect to add it back to my movie library. I love the bond between the sisters. There's one part that can be a bit scary for younger kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kept my attention.

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      Debbie
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      I might have seen the movie once years ago. I found it spell-binding. Didn't remember the details till I saw it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie!!!!!!!

      Posted
      Bekah
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      This is one of the best movies is one of my favorites and I couldn't find it anywhere but Best Buy found it for me:-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun family movie

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      TechMom
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      Great film. Perfect selection for Halloween Movie Night and year-round entertainment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Tiger
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      This us one of our families go to movies for hanging out together.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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