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 Owens (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman) have a special bond with each other despite being different in personality and outlook. Having grown up with their spinster Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) in the long time Owens family house 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 Gillian decides to leave the island to live life to the fullest, in the process, falling for Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), a Bulgarian who grew up near Transylvania. More introspective Sally, who has sworn off the use of magic except in its most practical sense, has taken ...Written by
This movie takes place in a town on an island in New England, but neither the town nor the island is ever named, except for when the name of the "Maria's Island Post Office" was shown. See more »
In the scene where they are drinking tequila, and Gillian is asking about where they got it from, her braid moves from front to back over her shoulder several times with out her moving them. 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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Nowhere and Everywhere
Written by Michelle Lewis and Wayne Cohen
Performed by Michelle Lewis
Courtesy of Giant Records
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Should have stayed closer to the book...
Having enjoyed the Alice Hoffman novel, I looked forward to the film, as the casting looked to be excellent (it was). Knowing that no film can cover all the ground of a novel, it was nevertheless extremely disappointing to experience the departures the movie made from the book. It was especially aggravating that the love interest for the Nicole Kidman character (not the zombie; it came after that part) was eliminated from the movie, and this was by far the more engaging of the romances in the novel. The special effects were annoying and the exorcism scene was cliche-ridden. However, the movie is worth seeing if only for the aunts (Dianne Weist and Stockard Channing). This could have been a great piece of entertainment - opportunity lost.
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