I think I had to watch this movie, simply because I adored the show, as a child. Along with "Jeanie," American girls, aspired to be like them and of course, have their powers. Yes, I do believe Bewitched ushered in my interest in the occult and grasping a handle on the powers of the Dark Side. I don't want to like Will Farrel or Nicole Kidman. But I did like them in this part. A gentle mix of nostalgia from the original series is mixed in with the movie as they plot to remake Bewitched, with a revamped look. I was a bit disappointed on many levels but at the same time, had a thirst for more. I think I was let down because I did want more and didn't get it, if that makes sense? I would say I have mixed emotions on this. So, if you only have a couple of dollars for a Friday nite, buy a six-pack and a hamburger. Spend your money wisely and watch On Demand, instead of renting this. Now, if you have money to burn, enough for the six-pack, hamburger and Microwave popcorn, go ahead and rent it, just for shits n giggles. Make sense?
Shirley MacLaine was probably the best actor, along with Michael Caine in this. I craved more from them, even on a nostalgic level. Shirley MacLaine Beaty, along with her brother, Warren Beaty, grew up in the same area I did. As well, they both attended the same schools I attended, Washington & Lee and Stratford, in Arlington, Virginia. My Dad went to school with them. He did not really remember Shirley, she must've been a senior to his freshman or sophomore years. He did remember Warren and said that everybody, once they knew he had become a star, remembered him as a "Panty-Waist." My Dad was a greaser and I think Warren was not. You know how these things go?
Most of you have probably seen this. As I've said before, I'm catching up on years of movies, after a Sabbatical, an almost 10 year hiatus. I enjoyed this movie but it was almost predictable. Watch it if you have no life. Just kidding. I'd watch Original Sin first, if you've not seen it.
I just adored this movie. I'm not a real big fan of Angeliana Jolie or Antonio Bandaras but this was an exception. I don' know what drew me in? Could it be a good scam and the seedy side of the movie, for which I gravitate or if I may have possibly have allowed myself to feel this movie about love, and it's multifaceted sides. I mean, I'm not too much in to love stories. That's a lie, I just don't like to cry it gives me a headache. But I was hoping for the love to get it's act together in this one. This is worth watching.