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Steve Carell Photo
Steve Carell as Uncle Arthur
Nicole Kidman Photo
Nicole Kidman as Isabel Bigelow / Samantha
Will Ferrell Photo
Will Ferrell as Jack Wyatt / Darrin
Michael Caine Photo
Michael Caine as Nigel Bigelow
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936.52 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
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1.88 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
P/S 3 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing5 / 10

21st century style

I'm not sure why the producers of this film version of Bewitched did not opt for a straight out remake of the 60s legendary comedy. I think it would have been so much more effective.

For one thing if one was looking to do a remake of Bewitched casting the Samantha character would be the first thing. Darrin was clearly in support of her during those years Bewitched was on. Here we have Will Ferrall running the show as he is cast as Darrin first and he wants to find an unknown to play Samantha in a revised version of Bewitched.

So he finds as it turns out an actual witch. played by Nicole Kidman who like Samantha in the show wants to live among and marry a mortal. And then he falls for her. But he can't be sure he's just being spelled or this is the real deal.

Shirley MacLaine is cast as the actress who plays Endora and Michael Caine is Kidman's warlock father. They really get into their characters, but I would like to have seen them as Samantha's estranged parents as as Agnes Moorehead and Maurice Evans were on TV.

As for the ending it can be viewed a lot of ways. There's a famous Twilight Zone episode with Howard Duff that I think says what happens here. But you figure it out yourself.

Not for fans of the show, but still good.

Reviewed by MartinHafer3 / 10

Most's NOT a remake.

It's hard to imagine "Bewitched" having an overall score of 4.8 on IMDB. This would indicate that it's a pretty bad film...which is hard to imagine since the film stars Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell...and was written and directed by Nora Ephron. Yet, somehow the film was not a hit and is thought of as one of the worst movie any of these folks ever made...if not THE worst. I was curious about I decided to torture myself and see.

Instead of just making a remake of the TV show, Ephron decided to do something unusual. The film is about an obnoxious and self-centered actor, Jack (Ferrell) and his attempt to make a new version of the old TV show "Bewitched". And, in the process, he accidentally comes in contact with a REAL witch, Isabel (Kidman),and hires her to co-star in this reboot. Unfortunately, she soon realizes that Jack is a jerk who wants her to essentially be a nothing on the show...with him, alone, being the star. She's furious and decides to hex him...or quit the show. What's next? See the film...or not.

So why did so many folks dislike this movie? Well, I think it's for a variety of reasons. First, and perhaps the biggest problem, is that it really is NOT a remake. Folks who adored the TV show were no doubt disappointed to see this. Second, and it's more of a minor quibble, but some characters are supposed to be from the show and others, such as Aunt Clara, are supposed to be real witches. This is pretty confusing and made little sense. Third, Will Ferrell's character was supposed to be unlikable...or at least an obnoxious actor. But they simply made him TOO unlikable...a real jerk. His being this awful also is a problem as it's hard to keep your interest in the story when you hate one of the main characters. Sure, he becomes nice later...but by then it's too late AND the transformation made little sense. Fourth, the film really could have been very funny. Oddly, however, there's barely a laugh in the film...and with these situations it's hard to imagine it not being funny. Fifth, with all this talent (not just Kidman, Ferrell and Ephron but Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine and Jason Schwartzman are in the movie),you expect so much better. Overall, it isn't terrible but it isn't very good either...and disappointing.

By the way, was there much about this film I liked? Well, I loved hearing Steve Lawrence singing "Bewitched", as if you didn't know better, you'd swear it was Sinatra himself singing the tune....that was pretty incredible.

Reviewed by Kingslaay7 / 10

Was it really that bad???

I quite enjoyed Bewitched. I was familiar with the TV show of the 60s and believe Elizabeth Montgomery made the role her own. However Nicole Kidman wasn't too bad and even mastered the iconic nose twitch for the role. The story was quite interesting, believable to an extent and entertaining. Will Ferrell also did a great job as her co- star. As far as remakes go this was pretty well done and had some decent performances.

I do not feel it deserves such a low rating as I too was a fan of the classic TV show and can appreciate this film. I won't be surprised if people listened to 'critics' and made up their minds not to like it. However every person who fancies him or herself as a reasonable film critic should consider the canon law. Thou must not judge a film on its reviews but on its merit and worth.

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