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Bewitched (2005)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  24 June 2005 (USA)
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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 show "Bewitched".

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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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$194,319 (Belgium) (7 October 2005)

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$2,096,756 (Brazil) (14 October 2005)
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The feature film was originally planned as a traditional TV-to-film remake 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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'Bout Time
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Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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It had so much potential...
24 June 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It had so much potential... but they really blew it. They had so many great actors but a bad script. I had wanted to see this movie for so long because I had loved the TV show. And while I was sitting there I was waiting for moment where I thought it would get better but it never came. It seemed to go downhill with every passing moment. The movie dragged and dragged on. Shirley McLaine and Michael Caine's story was never resolved and the appearance of Uncle Arthur was forced and ridiculous. Aunt Clara was also another character that just wasn't written well at all. The special effects were done well but there wasn't enough of them...and considering this was about a witch, I expected more. If you loved the TV show, then you will be disappointed. If you never watched the TV show, you will be clueless and completely bored. The only good thing... Nicole Kidman was cute. And her clothes were nice. But cute and nice weren't enough.


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