The Craft (1996)
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After killing her mother in childbirth, growing up in San Francisco with her father and stepmother, attempting suicide, and moving to Los Angeles, Sarah (Robin Tunney) makes a brief stab at popularity at her new Catholic high school. Ostracized due to the untrue kiss-and-tell tales of football player Chris (Skeet Ulrich), Sarah reluctantly befriends a trio of self-styled outsiders: the horribly scarred Bonnie (Neve Campbell), the trailer-trash Nancy (Fairuza Balk), and Rochelle (Rachel True), a
May 3, 1996 Wide
Jul 2, 1997
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Fleming's film begins promisingly as a black comedy a la Heathers, but then quickly succumbs to its machinery of special effects; this is yet another bad picture in a long list of Hollywood flops about witchcraft.
The 1970s-style special effects do little to distract us from an uneven script, direction and performances. Yet there's enough here for us to hope it'll come together.
Fairuza Balk completes the cycle from Dorothy Gale to wicked witch; too bad the film can't keep up with her.
Imagine "The Lost Boys," only they're girls instead of boys ... and they're witches instead of vampires.
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- Nancy: Like a hole in the head.
- Rochelle: She probably doesn't have any powers anyways. [Bonnie snickers and they turn to walk away]
- Sarah: [Sarah turns, pissed off, the wind starts blowing really hard and the clouds rolls in. A lightning bolt hits a branch and falls, almost hitting Bonnie and Rochelle who manages to jump out of the way. They look at her in horror.] Be careful. You don't want to end up like Nancy.
- Nancy: [Nurse looks into a room. Nancy is strapped into a bed in a psych ward] AH!!! [nurse walks in] It's you! It's you! He gave me power! I can do whatever I want now! I can fly! [nurse injects Nancy in the side] I can--OW! Ow, ow!
- Nurse: He gave you something honey, but it ain't the power.
- Nancy: But I can fly! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying!
- Sarah: Oh, relax it's only magic. Now who's pathetic?
- Nancy: Why aren't you dead?
- Sarah: He came to me. Saved me. [Nancy picks off a roach crawling on her face] Oh and he wanted me to give you a message: You're in deep shit. He says you've abused what he's given you and you're gonna have to pay the price.
- Nancy: Did he?
- Sarah: He did.
- Lirio: You can defeat those who challenge you, but you must surrender yourself to the high power. [lights one candle and the rest lights up] You must invoke the spirit.
- Sarah: But it made Nancy crazy.
- Lirio: She takes it to a dark place. Don't be afraid. Invoke--
- Sarah: I can't.
- Lirio: There's no other way.
- Lirio: Well then understand this: whatever you send out, you get back times three.
- Rochelle: Wait, we didn't read that in any book.
- Lirio: No, it's part of a basic spiritual truth, said in may ways in many faiths. 'Do on to others as you would have them do onto you.'
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