Practical Magic (1998)
Genre Drama; Fantasy; Mystery; Romance
Studio Warner Brothers
Movie Release Date 16-Oct-98
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 45 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.4
Sandra Bullock Sally Owens
Nicole Kidman Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest Aunt Jet
Stockard Channing Aunt Frances
Aidan Quinn Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic Jimmy
Evan Rachel Wood Kylie
Alexandra Astrip Antonia
Mark Feuerstein Michael
Alexandra Artrip Antonia Owens
Caprice Benedetti Maria Owens
Annabella Price Lovelorn lady
Camilla Belle Young Sally Owens
Lora Anne Criswell Young Gillian Owens
Margo Martindale Linda Bennett
Chloe Webb Carla
Director Griffin Dunne
Writer Alice Hoffman
Writer Robin Swicord
Producer Denise Di Novi
Writer Akiva Goldsman
Writer Adam Brooks
Producer Bruce Berman
Musician Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Andrew Dunn
Actor Griffin Dunne improves a bit on his first film as a director, Addicted to Love, with this drama-comedy about a family of witches. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play spell-casting sisters of different temperaments: the former is a high-living, free-spirited sort, while Bullock's character is a homebody who can't get around a family curse that kills the men in their lives. A widowed single mom, Bullock gets into a jam with an abusive Bulgarian (Goran Visnjic) and is helped out by her sibling, but the result brings a good-looking, warm, inquisitive cop (Aidan Quinn) into their lives. The film has a variety of tonal changes--cute, scary, glum--that Dunne can't always effectively juggle. But the female-centric, celebratory nature of the film (the fantasies, the sharing, the witchy bonds) is infectious, and supporting roles by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as Kidman and Bullock's magical aunts are a lot of fun. --Tom Keogh
PAL Widescreen
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Edition Details
Distributor Warner Bros.
Barcode 085391632221
Region 2
Release Date 19-Jul-99
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles Portuguese
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1