• Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic

Release Date: October 9th, 1998

DVD Release Date: February 16th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman), born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn) growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing, Aidan Quinn, Goran Visnjic, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexandra Artrip

Director: Griffin Dunne

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fortis Films, Warner Brothers, DiNovi Pictures

Keywords: Sister , Amusing , Small town , Husband , 1990s , Love , Quest , Car , Police officer , Suspenseful , Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Unfortunately, like far too many films, this one gives up the ghost during the last fifteen minutes, saddling an otherwise-enjoyable film with a dumb ending. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie doesn't seem sure what tone to adopt, veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Lively acting, eye-catching cinematography, and funny dialogue lift this fantasy a notch above the average until love-story cliches and horror-movie shocks bog it down. show more

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