Practical Magic

Directed By: Griffin Dunne Starring: Nicole Kidman Sandra Bullock

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Sandra bullock and nicole kidman provide plenty of hex appeal in this screen enchantment about modern-day sisters and witches vexed by a centuries-old family cures: men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death.


Studio Warner
SKU 40102823
UPC 085391632221
UPC 14 00085391632221
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note This romantic comedy, which is based on Alice Hoffman's best-selling novel, introduces the Owens sisters (Bullock and Kidman), who try to use their hereditary gift of witchcraft to help them find love. Collector's Edition includes documentary featuring behind the scenes interviews with the filmmakers and stars.
New York Times "...The stars are svelte and charming....And they have delightful comic support in Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing..." 10/16/1998 p.E10
Box Office "...Spirited performances....Enjoyable results..." 12/01/1998 p.45
Griffin Dunne
Nicole Kidman
Sandra Bullock
Cast & Crew
Aidan Quinn - Actor
Alexandra Artrip - Actor
Dianne Wiest - Actor
Evan Rachel Wood - Actor
Goran Visnjic - Actor
Nicole Kidman - Actor
Sandra Bullock - Actor
Alice Hoffman - Based on Novel By
Griffin Dunne - Director
Andrew Dunn - Director of Photography
Alan Silvestri - Musical Score
Denise Di Novi - Producer
Akiva Goldsman - Writer
Adam Brooks - Writer
Robin Swicord - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 16322
UPC 00085391632221
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 104 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
American Comedy Awards, USA (1999) Dianne Wiest, Nominee, Funniest Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Young Artist Awards (1999) Camilla Belle, Nominee, Best Performance In A Feature Film-Supporting Young Actress,Evan Rachel Wood, Nominee, Best Performance In A Feature Film-Supporting Young Actress
ReviewSource Apollo Guide
Review Practical Magic stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as Sally and Gillian Owens, sisters in a family of witches. Unfortunately for the two girls, an old curse prevents them from really loving any man--if they do, he will die. Their spinster aunts, Frances (Stockard Channing) and Jet (Dianne Wiest) explain the curse to the sisters when they are left in the aunts' care. Practical Magic got more than its share of bad press when it was first released theatrically, most of which was not deserved. True, it does flip-flop from genre to genre--at times black comedy, at times chick-flick, at times melodrama--but the director and editor deserve credit for keeping the transitions smooth. Credit is also due to the stars: they work well together and put in solid performances... Filmed partly in Washington State's San Juan Islands, the small harbor setting gives Practical Magic its storybook feel. The make-believe is enhanced with quirky and innovative special effects. Practical Magic is sweet, sassy, sexy and smart. At its heart, it is a love story -- Sally and Gary (Aidan Quinn) are meant to be together but forced to be apart -- and everything else is window dressing. It follows a clever script that is full of little moments that truly sparkle. Above all, it entertains.
Reviewer Cheryl DeWolfe
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, French, Subtitled
Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV, New York Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are terrific together.
Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine ...spirited performances...
Bonnie Churchill, National News Syndicate A terrific brew of fun and fantasy.
Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chronicle ...a clever mixture...
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