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Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Director: Griffin Dunne Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest

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Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and her sister Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally (Sandra Bullock) and fiery Gillian (Nicole Kidman), brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family's menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael (Mark Feuerstein) brought two daughters -- and Michael's death. Moving into the aunt's seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy (Goran Visnic), and Arizona detective Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn), investigating Jimmy's disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. Filmed in Washington (San Juan Island, Whidby Island, Coupeville, Friday Harbor).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929091270
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 3,601

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive cauldron game unlocking 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries - Making Magic and Casting the SPell; A feature length audio commentary by Sandra Bullock, director Griffin Dunne, producer Denise Di Novi and composer Alan Silvestri; 11 theatrical trailers; 3 TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sally Owens
Nicole Kidman Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest Aunt Jet
Stockard Channing Aunt Frances
Aidan Quinn Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic Jimmy
Evan Rachel Wood Kylie
Alexandra Astrip Antonia
Mark Feuerstein Michael

Technical Credits
Griffin Dunne Director
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration/Design
Danny Bramson Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Brooks Screenwriter
Cinesite Digital Studios Animator,Special Effects
Burt Dalton Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Akiva Goldsman Screenwriter
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
CIS Hollywood Special Effects
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Elizabeth Kling Editor
Aric Lashee Set Decoration/Design
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig McKay Editor
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Denise Di Novi Producer
Jay Riddle Special Effects Supervisor
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John Scheele Special Effects Supervisor
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Robin Swicord Co-producer,Screenwriter
Alice Hoffman Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Practical Magic
1. Maria's Curse [4:16]
2. Love Spells [4:06]
3. Blood Oath [1:35]
4. Two Perfect Lives [4:39]
5. Beetlemania [2:01]
6. Uncastable Spell [2:09]
7. Together Again [6:26]
8. Hurt Feelings [3:16]
9. Blood on the Moon [3:31]
10. Not Prescribed Dose [4:02]
11. Rude Awakening [6:57]
12. Phone Tree Day [4:06]
13. Midnight Margaritas [2:05]
14. Man by the Roses [5:15]
15. Penal Sort / Visitor [3:12]
16. Font of Information [3:49]
17. What Folks Say [3:04]
18. What Love Is Like [3:24]
19. A Couple of Times [2:54]
20. Pancakes / Surprises [3:01]
21. Sisterly Spat [1:55]
22. Gary's Promise [4:10]
23. He's Back [2:59]
24. Wished for You Too [3:25]
25. Convening a Coven [4:08]
26. The Ritual Begins [3:28]
27. Bonded by Magic [1:37]
28. Cleaning House [1:17]
29. For the Right Guy [2:10]
30. Whenever You Can [1:20]
31. End Credits [3:37]

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Practical Magic 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was weird but has its moments. I like the cast and setting locations were interesting too. Might read the book.
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Mari-Kate9 More than 1 year ago
i loved that house!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen this movie for at least a thousand and a million times, I can't get enough of it! Great cast, great pictures and story, I LOVE it! The bond between the sisters, (Nicole and Sandy made a real good job) that's real. That's what it's all about. In good times and bad times, together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Based on Alice Hoffman's wonderful Witchy novel, ''Practical Magic'' makes a smooth transition to film with its essential spirit intact. Bullock and Kidman capture the cursed enchanted sisters perfectly...and the gloriously Witchy aunts (Weist and Channing) absolutely steal the movie. The visuals and art direction details are stunning...and any current day Wiccan worth her salt will lust after the Aunts' divinely rambling Victorian, complete with a glorious green~house room to die for! Never mind the exquisite Book of Shadows! *wink* Aidan Quinn is understated and appealing as the solid non~jugdmental soulmate who rides in to town with his own star of protection...drawn by a force he can't quite explain. ;-) Except for the silliness of the ending, Hollywood came pretty close this time, folks. Your local Witch IS more likely to be wearing Sandra's sweaters woven with botanicals and mixing up a batch of herbal soap than flying on a broomstick... Although, what good Witch wouldn't want a pair of those striped stockings? *cackle* BB!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Way too much has been left out of this DVD release! I want the movie i saw so many times at the theater! In fact, every DVD/Video i own, has been cut/chopped down from the theater version! PLEASE GIVE ME THE WHOLE MOVIE, UNCUT!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Practical Magic is a great love story, entertwined, with magic, the craft, comedy, and sorrow. If you are into the Craft. I would defintely recommened watching this movie. I've seen it like 4 times, and each time, it gets better.
sugargirl84 More than 1 year ago
This movie is so good. I've seen it so many times I can't keep track. It's a really good movie for rainy days or any day for that matter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the movie Practica Magic I thought Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman were very very smart and funny. I thought they did a very good job of the character's. I love the whole movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great flick with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman! Very, very good! I love the part where Sally casts the ''True Love'' Spell! Amidas Veritas(???)! Really and truly, it casts a spell on you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time we saw this movie my friends and I loved it. At every sleepover it is always a must!! Bullock, Kidman, Wiest, and my favorite Channing, play their roles soo well you would almost believe they were witches!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a must have in the ''chick flick'' collection, for itself is a collection of impressingly strong actresses and female energy. I have seen it a dozen times and every time I cry and laugh and gasp as though it were the first. It reminds us that yes, there's a little witch in all of us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Nicole Kidman...I think that she and Sandra had great chemistry. It is very cute and magical. Nicole shines and Sandra is excellent!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best I have seen yet its funny, its sad and its even frightening everything you look for in a magical titled movie. It is a great flick good for any age as long as accompanied by an adult.
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