Practical Magic 1998

Practical Magic

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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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Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman), born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn) growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Cast & Crew

Nicole Kidman
Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest
Aunt Bridget 'Jet' Owens
Aidan Quinn
Officer Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic
Jimmy Angelov
Alexandra Artrip
Antonia Owens
Alice Hoffman
Writer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Mary McLaglen
Executive Producer
Nick Drake
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Stevie Nicks
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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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