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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) (26 June 2005)

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$62,252,415 (USA) (21 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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During the "If You Like Piña Coladas" montage, Jack's shirt changes when he shows Isabel that her mother turned his hand into a crab claw. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2005 (2006) See more »

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Bewitched
(1964)
Written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
Performed by Steve Lawrence
Courtesy of G.I. Music, Inc
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Awful!
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sitting through this flick was like watching a car crash in slow motion. Though there are funny bits, the supporting cast is unused despite the star power and potential. Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenowith, Steve Carrell, etc. all are wasted, by the second half of the movie, all seem to have faded into the background. Nicole Kidman and Will Farrell have zero chemistry and what is there seems forced. The writing gets progressively worse and there seems to be a lot of repetition. Save your money and wait for this one in the DVD bargain bin. The idea behind this re-imagination of the Bewitched series is something different, however this one doesn't make it off the ground.


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