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Besotted (2001)

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A woman who casts spells of love discovers they don't always work as planned in this independent romantic comedy-drama. Holly (Holly Angell Hardman) is a sorceress who arrives in an oceanside community on Cape Cod with the intent of bringing lovers together. However, Holly soon discovers it is not as easy a task as she imagined, as the village has more than its share of broken hearts and dashed hopes. Vicky (Susan Gibney), a rough but good-hearted woman who drives a lobster boat, is infatuated with Damien (Liam Waite), a college student who is working with her over the summer. Damien, however, is more interested in the college girls who are vacationing in town, while Vicky has instead attracted the attentions of Shep (Jim Chiros), the town drunk. With the help of Nicole (Cole Murray), a local woman with a passion for magic, and Mona (Amy Wright), an aspiring herbalist, Holly attempts to pair off the town's lonely people with their soul mates, but she learns that her interference may be hurting more than it's helping. Besotted was the first feature film from writer and director Holly Angell Hardman, who also plays the sorceress Holly.

Cast

Jim Chiros
as Shep Whitham
Susan Gibney
as Vicky Avellar
Liam Waite
as Damien Fielding
Holly Hardman
as Holly the Sorceress, Holly, the Sorceress
Gary Ray
as Harris
Amy Wright
as Mona the Herbalist
John Doman
as Cap'n Dave
Marni Lustig
as Kristen
Diane McBain
as Mrs. Buell
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Critic Reviews for Besotted

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

The director and her capable cast appear to be caught in a heady whirl of New Age-inspired good intentions, but the spell they cast isn't the least bit mesmerizing.

November 7, 2002 | Full Review…

The whole thing comes off like a particularly amateurish episode of Bewitched that takes place during Spring Break.

November 1, 2002 | Rating: .5/4

Like a soft drink that's been sitting open too long: it's too much syrup and not enough fizz.

October 31, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

This story of unrequited love doesn't sustain interest beyond the first half-hour.

October 29, 2002 | Full Review…

Nothing here amuses or delights or rings true.

January 9, 2003 | Full Review…

From the choppy editing to the annoying score to 'special effects' by way of replacing objects in a character's hands below the camera line, "Besotted" is misbegotten

December 21, 2002 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

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