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Practical Magic (1998)

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Critic Consensus: Comedy, romance, and humor mix with unsatisfying results.

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for some violence, intense thematic elements and sensuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
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Runtime:
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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
Chloe Webb
as Carla
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
Courtney Dettrich
as Young Sara
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
Rich Sickler
as Dwight
Jeanne Robinson
as PTC Mom No. 1
Deborah Kancher
as PTC Moms
Peter Shaw
as Jack
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Critic Reviews for Practical Magic

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (15)

The movie doesn't seem sure what tone to adopt, veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A crafty chick flick about likable witches!

January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A saga that lacks the courage of its own odd convictions.

January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Although I enjoyed portions of the movie, I can't wholeheartedly recommend something with such an unfortunate and dissatisfying conclusion!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

The only thing unpredictable about Practical Magic is the unpleasant surprise one feels when the movie reveals itself as a irritatingly creepy supernatural thriller, rather than the offbeat romantic comedy the ads make it out to be.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

The trio of credited writers exhibits a complete failure of imagination!

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Practical Magic

½

What a waste of a talented cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It did felt corny at some moment(s) (the blood thingy at the end). But other than that, 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 Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

This is my favorite Sandra Bullock movie besides While You Were Sleeping. Love this movie. Own it and watch it often with friends. There are three movies me and my friends watch often together and it's Practical Magic, Girl Interrupted, and Almost Famous. Never fails. It's always one of the three.. Sandra and Kidman are great together and really make you believe they are sisters. The aunts are insane and funny and its great. One of the best Witch movies out there.

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