Need someone with demonic dash to portray the Devil? There are only two choices. Old Ned himself. And Jack Nicholson. The Witches of Eastwick to the better actor-and came up with the sleekest, sexiest supernatural comedy/t... more »hriller to emerge from this or any other world, earning Nicholson 1987 Best Actor Awards from the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics. The "witches" are in three modern-day women yearning for Mr. Right in a quaint New England town full of Mr. Uptights. Played glowingly by Cher (Moonstruck), Susan Sarandon (Lorenzo's Oil) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Age of Innocence), they're lovely enough to tempt even the most jaded netherworld denizen. Soon, wealthy Daryl van Horne (Nicholson) arrives. Is his sudden appearance a coincidence? Or the outcome of the women's unconscious sorcery in this smooth adaptation of John Updyke's novel? Conjure up an evening's entertainment with The Witches of Eastwick. And have a devil of a good time.« less
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 4/16/2016...
Having watched The Witches of Eastwick many years ago I barely remembered how much fun this film is! Jack Nicholson is.... well he is what he is.... a fantastic actor with so much personality that shows up in every role he takes on. Just saw him this week on his favorite chair cheering on his Lakers and especially Kobe Bryant (retiring). The older he gets the better he looks! With talented actresses like Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Cher "conjuring" him up then finding out beware of what you ask for...
Watch one of my favorite "character" actors Richard Jenkins (with hair!) and Veronica Cartwright as a pair of neighbors who go through much more than they bargain for!
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
Was not a fan. Although it had a great cast.
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The Witches of Eastwick
Clob Lane | Toronto, Canada | 12/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Beautiful, intense, funny and outrageous horror film that mixes with the "toxic" humour of Jack Nicholson as the devil. Cher, Susan Surandon and Michelle Phiefer are excellent in their roles as three sexy women bored out of their mind by their lives, and wish for the perfect man to arrive. When a strange and mysterious man by the name of Darrell Van Horne arrives in their New England town, he bewitches the three friends and they come together as one and become their opposites, as this strange man entangles them into a world of magic, witchcraft, sex and food. When the girls realize that this man may be the devil in disguise, they take precaution and decide to rebel against him...that is until he finds out and their troubles get even worse. This film is wonderfully scored by John Williams (Jaws, Hook) and his music suits the film amazingly. The ending to me, as others have said the opposite, is totally fit for this film and those babies are very cute! All the actors and actresses involved, especially Jack Nicholson and four lead girls, are absolutely superb in their roles. Overall, I'd have to disagree with those reviewers and critics who say this is a bad movie. It is not...it's very riveting and funny, with thrills and chills mixed in with it. Devine entertainment."
They cast a spell on me..
C. Weldon | Nashville, TN | 02/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film has an ensmble cast to end all ensemble casts.. what more could you ask for.. Jack nicholson as the devil.. Cher, Susan Sarandon, and (the impeccable) Michelle Pfiefer as three sultry sexy witches.. Darrel Van Horn comes to the town of Eastwick when he is summoned by three witches who have been scorned or hurt by the men they loved.. Cher Plays Alex, whose husband died and left her to raise a daughter by herself.. Michelle plays Suki, a newspaper journalist whose husband abandoned her because she got preganant all the time.. and Susan plays Jane, the divorced elemntary school music teacher.. Van Horn moves into each of their lives his own way and shows them the potential they always felt was there.. once the girls realize what is really going on, they exact their revenge.. A great, fun and Witty movie.. a must see.."
It IS anamorphic
Robert J. Celli | Oceanside, CA | 08/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to the other review on this site, Witches of Eastwick (a movie I really love) IS in anamorphic widescreen. It's presented in it's original aspect ratio as well. What it isn't, however, is remastered. It sorely needs a full remastering of picture and sound."
Woooooooohooo witchy women...
Corinna | A-hole of the world, CA, USA | 07/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, if you're going to see this movie, remember not to take it too seriously. It does touch on some serious subjects, and is of course meant to make you think, but above all, it's a COMEDY. It's silly and raunchy and FUN. Don't read too much into it.
That being said... This movie is great! If you're a fan of Sarandon, Cher, Pfiefer, or Nicholson, you'll probably like it. If you're a fan of all 4, you'll love it. There aren't any Oscar-calibur performances here, but you can tell the actors just had a lot of fun with their characters (which I always find entertaining).
Susan Sarandon's is the most fun to me, as she goes from super-dowdy to a free-spirited sexual being. And you've got to love Jack Nicholson being suave and evil as only Nicholson can be. Plus, Cher with huge infomercial hair!
Combine that with all kinds weird religious messages, and you've got yourself a movie!"