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Bewitched (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 24 June 2005 (USA)
Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic sitcom Bewitched (1964).

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Out in California's San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a normal life. At the same time, across town, Jack Wyatt a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960s situation comedy Bewitched, re-conceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of Bewitched. He becomes convinced she could play the witch Samantha in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they're both right--but in ways neither of them ever ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for some language, including sex and drug references, and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,131,130 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$62,252,415 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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The movie was originally planned as a traditional television-to-film adaptation directed by Actor/Director Ted Bessell (Donald on That Girl (1966)). The film property was in pre-production with Producer/Director Penny Marshall's team at Paramount in the mid-1990s. Marshall first hired former Laverne & Shirley (1976) Staff Writer Monica Johnson to come up with a script. Eventually, Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)) took a crack at the story, as did Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. His 1996 stage reading cast Melanie Griffith as Samantha, and was supposed to be a vehicle to revive Griffith's career. After the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Bessell from an aortic aneurysm on October 6, 1996, all Bewitched feature film plans were halted, until Penny Marshall later teamed with Producers Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick's Red Wagon Entertainment at Sony/Columbia Pictures. See more »

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(at around 31 mins) In the scene after Aunt Clara fell down the chimney, the boom Mic is visible as a shadow behind Isabel and Aunt Clara on the bricks on the fire place and on the curtains. See more »

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[first lines]
Isabel Bigelow: [Outside a house at which Isabel has just landed and made available for rent, furnished, with an open house today] It's perfect!
Realtor: Oh, great!
Isabel Bigelow: I'll take it.
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Dancing on the Perimeter
Written by Max Bernstein, Jeremy Bonsall and Jeffrey Keenan
Performed by The Actual
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Thank God For Nicole
3 October 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Nicole Kidman makes the whole wretched thing almost palatable. The, supposedly, inventiveness of this farce within a farce is hammered on with such lack of subtlety that, sometimes, you want to shout at the screen "Hey you! We're not brain dead! We got it! Move on! Will Ferrell is still a great TV comedian. How is it possible that nobody has told him that on the big screen less is more. Strangely, Nicole Kidman, the witch, is totally rooted in reality, we believe her. Will Ferrell, the mortal, is a loud caricature from beginning to end and we just can't get the attraction. There are some little perks however, Carole Shelley as Aunt Clara took me, thankfully, out of the movie and I spent at least 15 minutes asking myself where I've seen this actress before - The Odd Couple, one of the Pigeon sisters! Goodness! I was uncomfortable with Shirley MacLaine's cameo because I love her and I could only focus on the strange tightness in her face. I am a Kidmanite through and through that's why I go to see everything she does because I know that, even if she's involved in something quite beneath her, she manages to sparkle, to shine to surprise. Thank God for you Nicole.


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