Practical Magic

Jays Rating:

If Chucky, Jason, and Freddie aren’t your idea of good Halloween entertainment, go out this weekend and see Practical Magic. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play the roles of Sally and Gillian; sisters who happen to be witches. (Personally, I never believed in witches until I got married and saw my wife with a broom.) As young girls, Sally and Gillian learn about the family curse which kills any man they fall in love with. So! As an adult, Sally falls in love and marries. Within a few short years, her husband is flattened by a truck while crossing the street. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Gillian –wandering around the country trying to find herself- comes home to comfort her sister and is followed by an evil boyfriend. The boyfriend kidnaps the sisters and during the struggle, Gillian accidentally gives him too much of a knockout potion and kills him. Fearing the police, they use an old spell taught to them by their aunts to bring him back to life. He attacks them once again and Sally hits him over the head with a frying pan to kill him a second time. This must be the new way to make a movie last longer; bring the bad guy back to life and kill him over and over again. Once he is truly dead, the spell that brought him back to life enables his spirit to live through Gillian. Sally now has to find women in the neighborhood who are willing to come to her house and assist in casting out the evil spirit. This is not a scary movie; in fact, it’s more of a romantic drama. I appreciated the original story line and a change from the typical Halloween horror movie. This film earns a B rating. (If you should happen to see someone about 5’11” wearing a sheet with no eyeholes, and pretending to be a ghost, – it’s just me. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.