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Practical Magic (Snap Case)
Practical Magic
Snap Case
Actors: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Goran Visnjic
Director: Griffin Dunne
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     1999     1hr 43min

If a broom falls, company is due. When a circle rings the moon, trouble looms, Should you misplace your broom, sorry; a hand vac can't be used in an exorcism rite. Fun and excitement abound in the Owens family of wily witc...  more »


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Actors: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Goran Visnjic
Director: Griffin Dunne
Creators: Bruce Berman, Denise Di Novi, Mary McLaglen, Adam Brooks, Akiva Goldsman, Alice Hoffman, Robin Swicord
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Sandra Bullock, Love & Romance, Fantasy
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/16/1999
Original Release Date: 10/16/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Rebecca R. (Rainbow) from HOOPA, CA
Reviewed on 10/8/2014...
Practical Magic is a different spin on a romance movie. It's about two sisters that are witches and have been raised in a home with their aunts whom are also witches. One sister is proud of who she is and doesn't care what anyone thinks while the other is in denial and just wants to be normal and have a normal life. This movie made me laugh, cry, swoon and jump. It is a little bit of everything. The moral of this story is be who you are, don't be ashamed to be you. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars because of it's amazing plot and versatility.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Larry N. from BEALETON, VA
Reviewed on 8/12/2014...
Pretty decent movie. More of a chick flick, but I enjoyed watching it.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
Great movie. Great soundtract too! In my library.
Virginia M. from SIERRA VISTA, AZ
Reviewed on 2/11/2011...
How can you go wrong with this casting. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman backed up with Stokard Channing and Dianne Wiest. I would have liked to see more of the last two but that's Hollywood for you. This was a good movie and a keeper. I think Bullocks roll had more depth to it then Kidmans. It's always easier to play a bad girl/slut type looking for love in all the VERY WRONG places, then a single mother hiding from love so she won't be hurt again. Add to that a little Practical Magic and who know what could happen.
Enjoy the movie.
6 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I loved this movie.
tradervic27 | Durham, NC United States | 02/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No matter what religion you are or how you feel about witchcraft, if you enjoy good acting & a great storyline, you'll like this film. Both Bullock & Kidman are excellent & their characters are well-drawn, likable & familiar. Most women will relate to the loves & losses, trials & errors of these independent young women. They are, of course, different in some ways. Born into a legacy of witches & dark history, the Owens females live under a curse that destroys any man who gets too close to them. (Then again, some of us may have felt 'cursed' more than once in our love lives...)Bullock plays Sally, the levelheaded one who is determined to have a "normal" life. She falls in love early (w/a little crafty help from the aunts -Stockard Channing & Dianne Wiest), then marries & has two daughters who look exactly like she & 'Gillie' (Kidman). For a few years, Sally is blissfully happy until the day she hears the cricket chirp - a sign of impending death. After her husband is killed, Sally falls into a depression so deep that only her sister can pull her out.They have an unbreakable bond - not only of blood & love, but of spirit. The strength of this bond actually saves Gillie's life, when she manages to hook-up with an evil madman who 'comes back' from death. The ending is quite well done. This was a movie about belief, trust, family & a very old fight - good vs. evil. It was also about a love strong & pure enough to break a centuries-old curse, true enough to save a woman pulled in the depths of true evil. It is touching, satisfying & emotionally uplifting. Rent it! Then rent it again for the soundtrack alone!"
tradervic27 | 10/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A truly magical ancestress, a witch in very deed, escapes the hangman's noose only to place a curse on herself and her female posterity. What ensues is an enchantingly wonderful, though sometimes dark, tale of two witch sisters who live to deal with the family curse. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock star as the witch sisters who approach their upbringing in magic very differently. Bullock's character, the level headed and pragmatic Sally, wants nothing more than to find true love and live a normal life while her sister Gillian (Kidman) wants to live it up and change the men in her life like most people change their socks.The two join magical forces when one of Gillian's assorted men emerges as a sinister character played by Goran Visnjic. Their adventures seem to have gone well until a lawman (Aidan Quinn) shows up with all too many questions and seems all too familiar to Sally.Perhaps even more appealing than Kidman and Bullock from the standpoint of screen presence, Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing star as a couple of enchanting -- almost Victorian -- aunts of our two heroines that are absolutely spellbinding and unforgettable. Practical Magic, regardless of the theme, is not a Halloween flick like Hocus Pocus and should not be avoided by any who might think that it has seasonal appeal. An enchantingly entertaining film!Douglas McAllister"
The BEST movie involving the Craft I've ever seen
Feywild | Freezing in Michigan | 08/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a Wiccan, I was happily surprised at the treatment of witches in this film. Unlike the power-hungry, psycho teenyboppers of The Craft (a horrendous, disgusting film! ), this movie treated their witches with a light, humorous touch. As a romantic, I couldn't recommend this movie more.Though the special effects were very Hollywood, you have to keep in mind that this movie was made by Hollywood. No, we can't float off roofs; no, we can't raise the dead. Still, all in all, it was a beautiful movie; an affirmation of witchiness!There was little treatment of the religion of Wicca, but then again the women were never stated to be Wiccan. They are witches, yes, but that's not necessarily the same thing. Some of my favorite movie lines are in this movie (the other is "Ghostbusters"): "There is no Devil in the Craft."; "You can't practice magic while looking down your nose at it."; and "There's a little witch in all of us."I love this movie. I will watch it again and again and again. And I find myself singing the songs by Faith Hill and Stevie Nicks (wonderful, magickal Stevie!) at work in the middle of the day.Buy it. Watch it. Love it."