A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.
Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens have a special bond with each other despite being different in personality and outlook. Having grown up with their spinster Aunts Frances and Jet in the long time Owens family home on an island off the coast of Massachusetts following the death of their father and then their mother, they are the latest in a long line of witches. Rumors of the Owens women being witches have existed for generations in the small close minded town in which they live, despite there being no hard evidence. The Owens women are also under a curse that any man with who they fall in love is doomed. With this experience, extroverted Gilly decides to leave the island to live life to the fullest, in the process falling for Jimmy Angelov, an ethnic Bulgarian who grew up near Transylvannia. More introspective Sally, who has sworn off the use of magic except in its most practical sense, has taken measures not to fall in love because of the curse, but ends up falling for and marrying ...Written by
According to Sandra Bullock in the commentary, in the scene where Gillian and Sally get drunk with their aunts and they sling insults, the actresses actually got drunk. They were drinking some very bad tequila that Nicole Kidman brought. See more »
Hallet tucks the letter into his pocket twice. See more »
Aunt Frances Owens:
For more than 200 years we Owens women have been blamed by everything that's ever gone wrong in this town.
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Or, what was strong -- and what was weak. What was weak was: 1) the relationship between Bullock and Quinn was not believable; nor was (2) the women of the town coming to their aid during the "possession" crisis. However, I really liked all the "witch" women/girls: their performances, and what an attractive family coven! The locations (in Washington state) were marvelous! I think this young director shows promise, and will likely get better as he goes. The soundtrack was very nice, and have placed it in my shopping cart. This could have been a better film, but it was not a bad film, and there were certainly moments of good "craft"smanship. I didn't quite understand the black hair/red hair multigenerational thing -- but I liked it!
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