Practical Magic with its amusing witches is completely unbelievable and has a totally outrageous premise. This allows Practical Magic to do whatever they want and they do it amusingly well. You could say Practical Magic is a happy rom-com-ish movie even with the abuse, murder, witches, remurder, ghost, haunting, and possession. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are sisters (Sally & Gillian Owens) from a long line of witches that are man-killers – any man they love dies early. Aunties that raised them (Stockard Channing & Dianne Wiest) are hard core witches that try to pass the magic on to the two girls.
Actually is a fun movie with young Sandra & Nicole at their best, or at least at their youngest, and they have a superfluous dance scene (Midnight Margaritas) to prove this.
The men include all future TV stars, Goran Visnjic (ER), Aidan Quinn (Elementary), and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains), also includes Evan Rachel Wood (HBO’s Westworld) as a 12-year old. Main reason viewed this well known, older film? – filmed in the Pacific Northwest in, Langley & Coupeville, Whidbey Island, and Friday Harbor, San Juan Island places I sometimes visit. They make the beautiful but always raining Pacific Northwest resemble an island in Massachusetts.