All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ... Written by
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You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
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"Who are you? Just your average, horny little devil"
Jack Nicholson gives his funniest and one of the finest performances as
Mr. Darryl van Horn, the mysterious and wicked man who arrives to the
quiet and sleepy little town of Eastwick after three women, the Blonde
Souki (Pfeifer), the Redhead Jean (Sarandon), and the Brunette Alex
(Cher), best friends and witches dreamed him up as a man who can bring
some changes and excitement in their lonely lives.
Several great actors have played the Prince of Darkness during their
careers but Nicholson was born to play a "friendly" devil that can
seduce any woman with no exception by becoming exactly what she wants
him to be. The scenes where Nicholson seduces Alex (Daryl Van Horne:
Well, if that's how you feel about it, then that's how you feel about
it. Is THAT how you feel about it?), Jean, and Souki are among the
sexiest I've ever seen.
The movie has too many vomiting scenes for my liking, and the visuals
are sometimes too screaming but Nicholson is delightful. I never
thought that playing cello could lead to such flaming results and I
used to play it. 7/10
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