Bewitched

Bewitched

DVD - 2005
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Publisher: Columbia Pictures, c2005
ISBN: 9781404974579
1404974571
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Sep 23, 2016

With the likes of that conniving. little minx, Nicole Kidman, and that big, slimy ferret, Will Ferrell, you'd honestly think that the chemistry between these 2 major misfits would spark some sort of movie-magic on screen. Wouldn't you? But, no, when it came to Kidman and Ferrell here in Bewitched, there couldn't have been any less mutual attraction happening between these 2 actors, had they actually been appearing in 2 separate movies.

Bewitched was, at best, an ill-conceived Rom-Com that clearly cried out, from beginning to end, for some real, honest-to-goodness magic to take place in it in order to make the storyline actually work the way that it should.

As the story goes - Jack (the self-loving jerk) is soon to be starring in the upcoming, updated version of the trite, 1960s, TV Sit-Com "Bewitched". One day Jack meets Isabel (who just so happens to be a real-life witch - a good one, of course). Jack quickly becomes sexually fixated on Isabel's cute, crinkly, little nose and decides right then and there that she's the one to play "Bewitched's" Samantha opposite his Darren.

Believe me, cheesy visual effects aside, this film's premise rang so utterly artificial throughout, that not even voodoo could've saved it from ending up in the "dollar bin" at a bloody Wal-Mart. No, it couldn't.

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frishta
Sep 15, 2014

I would have given it a 5-star rating if a different leading man had been cast. Will Ferrall was terrible. Other wise it was great. Nicole was a perfect Samantha.

lasertravis Aug 19, 2012

Relatively lame feelgood romantic comedy based on an old TV show. Ferrell has some funny lines, and it was sugary and sweet and cute and all that. I don't care for this kind of movie 9 times out of ten. I thought I might like it better because it had Will Ferrell in it. Nope. Not horrible, but just an average run of the mill RomCom.

wayne19711012 Feb 21, 2012

i gave up

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bdls206
Mar 10, 2011

I loved the television series, the movie not so much. If you didn't watch the series you will probably enjoy this movie a lot more than I did.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Ritchie: That's it. You're fired.
Isabel Bigelow: Doesn't matter... I quit! Yeah, so you better call my agent.
Jim Fields: You don't have an agent.
Isabel Bigelow: Then call my cable man!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Ritchie: Will you stop it? You're being the mayor of Pussytown!
Jack Wyatt: I don't want to be the mayor of Pussytown!
Ritchie: I want you to get out there and be the sheriff of Ballsville!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Uncle Arthur: Do you want the long version or the short version? And I have to warn you, the long version is in Aramaic.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

lucky Mar 11, 2009

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".

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