Movie of the Month

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November Movie

Practical Magic

Rated PG-13

1 hour and 44 minutes

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3 Stars out of 10

Sisters Sally Owens (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman) have a special bond with each other despite being different in personality and outlook. Having grown up with their spinster Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) in the long time Owens family house on an island off the coast of Massachusetts following the death of their father and then their mother, they are the latest in a long line of witches. When Maria, the witch ancestor of our protagonists, realizes that her lover is never going to come for her, she casts a spell on herself to never fall in love again. Unfortunately, the spell goes awry and becomes a family curse. Any man that falls for an Owens woman will die. And that's exactly what happens to Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) Owens' father, causing their mother to die of a broken heart. The young girls then live with their two aunts (Stockard Channing, Diane Wiest), who teach them the ways of being a witch and how to deal with the ridicule that comes with the family profession.

Review by Heather McCoy

This is one of my favorite movies and I watched it for Halloween.  I would be a great movie at a fun family gathering (whether virtual or in person).   I have loved this movie since I was a little girl. If you still have that Halloween feel and haven’t seen this movie, I would definitely give it a chance.