The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

DVD - 1998
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A devilishly attractive man who can charm anyone arrives in town where three women are looking for Mr. Right, at a very suspicious time.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1998
Edition: Widescreen and fullscreen versions
ISBN: 9780790732268
0790732262
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE WITC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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britprincess1ajax
Mar 28, 2017

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is an odd flick. Three friends whose single status binds them are divided by a devious and manipulative man. Charismatic as all hell, Daryl van Horne knows all the right things to say to entice and tantalize the minds and bodies of these women. And once he does, this trio of gals are magically changed, never to be the same again. One is Alexandra, a self-sufficient widow who devotes herself to pottery. She's played by Cher, an underrated actress that unfortunately is wasted on this diminutive role. The second is Jane, a bookish music teacher whose divorce has just been finalized. Susan Sarandon tries to embody that mindset and gives more than the writing deserves. Third and finally, Michelle Pfeiffer is Sukie, an idealistic working mother whose husband deserted her with a barrage of little tots to tend to before dashing off to write for the town paper. Miss Pfeiffer? Another fine actress put to little use. These women are incredible performers that need roles with more substance, but the writers let them down, forcing these great actresses to desperately try to imbue one-note characters with some life. This film is very flawed. For one, its implausibility makes suspension of disbelief tough to sustain, but the greater issue is pacing. My goodness, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK drags on and on. It's so slow and ambling like an old man with a cane on a walk through the countryside. It doesn't get to the point nearly as swiftly as you hope it will. Instead, it becomes boring and bland, eyes glazed over as you wait for the other shoe to drop. Guess what? It never does. I don't recommend it.

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DARRYL LUCKETT
Aug 28, 2014

Jack Nicholson at his rascal best!

mamiuno May 04, 2013

divas...........

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