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Practical Magic 1998

Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their...

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One of my favorite movies ♡
very good movie! i loved it!
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:up: Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman is one of the most enchanting movies ever filmed with a creative edge.

What's not to love about the movie Practical Magic? Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play two very different sisters gifted with the ability to perform spells and magic. The movie is deals with the love lives of these two witches and all the complications of being "different". Practical Magic is based on the book by Alice Hoffman, which also was one of the books chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Everything about this film is pure magic. The cast is perfectly chosen and has undeniable chemistry. Sandra and Nicole compliment each other well as sisters with completely opposite personalities. Aiden Quin is introduced later in the film as a detective from Arizona coming to a small New England town to investigate the disappearance of one of Gillian's old boyfriends. Little does he know the sisters are behind his death. Practical Magic is not only an entertaining movie, but also hits on more important subjects. Love isn't easy and takes time. People will begin to notice how beautiful the world is if they start noticing the magic of miracles in every day life. Being different is a good thing, and life can take you into unexpected places. The messages behind Practical Magic are important and add to the film in unmessurable ways. The film is timeless and full of romance and light comedy. :fresh: :cool:
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This is one of the most ethically portrayed Witch stories from Hollywood.
They book is simply wonderful as well. For those of you that have seen the movie, and loved it. I would recommend reading the book.

About the story...
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared, even into adulthood, brought them back.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Mass Market Paperback: 317 pages
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (October 1, 1998)
ISBN: 0425168468
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces.
My absolute favorite movie of all time. This fun and magical story definantly touched my heart (as corny as it sounds). I can definanty relate to growing up being a bit different than everyone else, and having a life filled with a magick that only us witches can understand. Portrayed witchcraft way more realisticly than most hollywood films. Romantic and heart-warming, one of those movies to curl up with when you have a broken heart.
:fresh: This is an excellent feel good movie. We have magic, a love story, suspense, thrills, murder, frogs, and cactus shaped pancakes. What more could you want in a movie? Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, even though they look absolutely nothing like sisters or even distant relatives, have great familial chemistry.




They live in a small town, presumably out West or upper eastside. It's a community that doesn't tolerate magic, and yet doesn't send groups of crazy people with bats to the witches house either. I definitely liked the whole sisters-look-alike-every-generation thing. Each set had one red head and one brunette and everyone liked Midnight Marguiritas. Excellent, I say! 8/10!
You know, I've read a lot of reviews on here where people deemed Corpse Bride "not entertaining". Posh! I enjoyed it immensely. It moved along nicely, had some fun little songs, amusing jokes (the skeleton's jaw dropped, get it??), and a nice story. The ending gave me goosebumps! And bravo to whoever came up with the Peter Lorre look- and sound-alike maggot. When I wasn't fascinated by the animation, I was giggling at the little nuances- "People are dying to get down here!"- and the fact that the lead characters were named "Victor" and "Victoria". Oh, and it seems Burton was trying to make a point...notice how the world of the dead is more alive than the world of the living? Maybe it's time to loosen up.

I knew Practical Magic would be better than the book! I've noticed that 99% of the time I despise a book, but love the movie. Cases in point: Cold Mountain, The Count of Monte Cristo, and now Practical Magic. I've started to watch movies just because I hated the book so much, I know the movie can't be much worse. This film was a lovely surprise. I liked that the girls were actual witches here, and I fell in love with Stockard Channing and Diane Weast's mischievous, cheeky Aunts. The Jimmy plot was much more interesting here, and creepier. Aidan Quinn is hella good-looking. And I loved the inclusion of fate and the magic of true love- how much would you want a man like Sally's kind, pancake-flipping, star-lover? Oh, and I actually liked Evan Rachel Wood, because she was young and cute and red-headed and not bland. Both women looked beautiful in this, probably the best I've seen either Kidman or Bullock. I might buy this one...I just can't resist magic and witches and women behaving (not so) badly.

I'm singing a lot, I miss it so much. I'm really quite good, you know. It would be lovely to perform but I just don't have the time, or the resources to do it for free. Not to mention no one would hire me anyway, because it just doesn't happen. So I just sit here singing for myself and loudly so dad tells me to shut up cuz he's trying to sleep. Maybe someday I'll try to see if I can break glass.

Holly Bean is crawling now!!! And sitting up by herself!! My little baby is growing up so fast, and I'm missing it. I need to sit for her again, it's obviously been too long. She's not going to remember me if I don't, and I'd be so sad. I saw her tonight for a few minutes before she went to bed. I have a pic of her sitting up but I can't seem to paste it here, poo. Oh yeah, and we saw the Zoe Girl. She was fanatically happy to see us, I miss her too. :-)




But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.
-Practical Magic
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