ISABEL, A BEAUTIFUL WITCH, DECIDES TO LIVE WITHOUT WITCHCRAFT & GOES TO HOLLYWOOD LOOKING FOR ROMANCE AMONG MORTALS. JACK, AN ACTOR, CONVINCES ISABEL TO CO-STAR IN A REMAKE OF THE ORIGINAL'BEWITCHED' SERIES IN A MOVE TO RE... more »SURRECT HIS CAREER. THEY FALL IN LOVE CAUSING THE WORLDS OF WITCHES & MORTALS TO COLLIDE.« less
"I was anxiously waiting to see the video of Bewitched since I hadn't been able to see the movie when it was in the Theater. I was however a little taken back by the bad reviews it had received and couldn't understand how such star power of Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell along with Michael Caine and the rest of this cast could make something that would be so panned. But after seeing this movie I now understand. What a mess. It wasn't the actors that made this a mess but the director and whoever put this together. Nothing made sense. They introduce the fact that Iris (Shirley Mclean) is a witch and then never follow through or even confirm it except for one line from Uncle Arthur. They never explain how a supposed character from the original show (Uncle Arthur) shows up in real life. They introduce Aunt Clara, but when Isabelle reverses time she never shows back up?? Was Aunt Clara like Uncle Arthur and a character from the original show that comes to life??? I doen't even really think this movie deserved 1 star...but this system doesn't give the option of no stars. Do yourself a favor....Save your money and don't buy this movie....buy the second season of the original show and enjoy a classic."
Sweet and funny
A. Gammill | West Point, MS United States | 09/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In a seemingly endless sea of remakes which quickly (and rightfully) sink into oblivion, Bewitched deserves credit for at least putting a new spin on the formula. I can't imagine anyone but Nicole Kidman in the role of Isabel...she simply glows, you can't take your eyes off her. Will Ferrell delivers his usual goofy, over-the-top performance, which suits his character just fine. And at the heart of it all is a sweet and (mostly) old-fashioned love story. It also pays due reverence to its source, as Isabel keeps a picture of Elizabeth Montgomery in her dressing room, and wonders what the "real" Samantha would do. Sure, it's not perfect. In fact (minor spoiler alert!), I knocked off a whole star for the whole "Uncle Arthur" nonesense in the final act. But I laughed. A lot, in fact. I was delighted with Kidman's performance. And I left the film feeling pretty darn good. What more could you want?
For once, don't believe what the majority of critics have said. Bewitched is a great romantic comedy. "
A cutesy film, Not Kidman's best
Laura | 06/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Bewitched is the new twist on the old series we all love. Of course there's the witch: Isabel Bigalow. She wants to give up her "witchyness" until she meets Jack (Ferrell). He asks her to star in the new Bewitched series. She agrees, but realizes later on that he is using her. So she does her little witch thing, casts a spell on him, and realizes true love doesn't need magic blah blah blah blah.
Anyway, it's a cutesy film that has one or two laugh out loud parts but other than that, not my favorite. Kidman doesn't particularly shine and the plot is somewhat predictable. I would say rent it with your girlfriends once from blockbuster and enjoy the flick, but I wouldn't buy it."
Quasimodal | Japan | 12/26/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Incredibly poor. The scenario is one of the weakest script ever written. It looks like they improvised a minute before shooting.
No originality at all, nothing funny, nothing interesting, nothing new. There is no story, no plot. Totally flat, inconsistent, unbelievable, illogical.
Nicole Kidman is as nice as usual, but the fact that she plays such an idiotic witch is not at her advantage.
The only good part is the 30" extract from the original 1964's bewitched...
Pathetic, a complete waste of time and money."
They forgot to make a movie.
Mrs. Shirley L. Shaper | Mobile, AL USA | 11/10/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Classic example of phoning it in for a paycheck.Nicole Kidman should be ashamed.Will Farrell going through the motions.Shirley Maclaine and Michael Caine looked bored.The writing was weak,bland and terribly unfunny.I was amazed how bad this was even given the poor reviews.Where was the wit?The insulting humor with the touch of meanness?The zany characters and absurd situations?ABSENT!!! Kidmans' character even kills Farrells' movie wife before she turns back time.What were they thinking?This was a movie made to make a fast buck, not a movie made to delight. My 13 year old niece enjoyed it though."