Practical Magic

1998

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.

Cast

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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Critic Reviews for Practical Magic

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  • Jun 06, 2020
    Genuinely one of the most bizarre films I have ever seen in my entire life. I am at such a complete and total loss on Practical Magic. I might have genuinely thought I'd fallen asleep and dreamt half a different movie if it wasn't for the fact that I watched it with my roommate and she had the exact same nonsensical experience as I.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • 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

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