Practical Magic


Practical Magic

Critics Consensus

Practical Magic's jarring tonal shifts sink what little potential its offbeat story may have -- though Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock's chemistry makes a strong argument for future collaborations.



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The two Owen sisters from a small Massachusetts are normal siblings - except they are actual witches. They use their magical powers to grant spells for love.

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Sandra Bullock
as Sally Owens
Nicole Kidman
as Gillian Owens
Stockard Channing
as Aunt Frances
Dianne Wiest
as Aunt Jet
Goran Visnjic
as Jimmy Angelov
Caprice Benedetti
as Maria Owens
Annabella Price
as Lovelorn Lady
Camilla Belle
as Sally (age 11)
Lora Anne Criswell
as Gillian (age 10)
Margo Martindale
as Linda Bennett
Lucinda Jenney
as Sara (as an adult)
Mary Gross
as Debbie
Jack Kirschke
as Old Man Wilkes
Herta Ware
as Old Woman Wilkes
Ellen Geer
as Pharmacist
John McLeod
as Puritan Minister
Trevor Duncan
as Sara's Boy
Colby Cochran
as Ice Cream Boy
Caitlyn Holley
as Ice Cream Girl
Ken Serratt Jr.
as Lovelorn's Lover
Jeanne Robinson
as PTC Mom No. 1
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  • Sep 23, 2012
    A tad underrated. Visually stunning and was really great to see Nicole and Sandra together, it's like a dream come true. It's a bit cheesy here and corny there, and somewhat too short to fully explain the details in the film.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2010
    It did felt corny at <i>some</i> moment(s) (the blood thingy at the end). But other than <i>that</i>, the whole movie was great. Is full of magic (not the silly ones). I loved the bonding of Sandra and Nicole. It made me jealous for not having a sister.
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2010
    "For two sisters from a family of witches, falling in love is the trickiest spell of all." Fantasy. It is a concept that would be pretty interesting. You see, it has every element to experiment with. With this, nothing's impossible. However, it looks like that the filmmakers wasn't able to produce a very creative craft here. It started off quite well. However, the story and even the movie itself didn't turn into something good enough. It left me feeling good though. It may not be that amazing but it left some good life lessons, and I appreciate that.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2010
    Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) play witches looking for love, struggling against a curse, which predestined that every man they love would die a sudden, tragic death. The girls are raised by their two aunts, Frances (Stockard Channing) and Jet (Dianne Wiest) after the death of their parents. When Gillian is beaten by her boyfriend Jimmy, she seeks Sally's help, but things don't work out as planned and they find themselves in a whole lot of trouble and have to take drastic measures when they accidentally kill him. See how they deal with breaking the god-awful curse, finding love and killing JIMMY TWICE.While there is precious little magic in PRACTICAL MAGIC, I found it entertaining and the aunts are a riot.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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