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Bewitched (2005)

PG-13 | | 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 sitcom Bewitched (1964).

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Isabel Bigelow / Samantha
... Jack Wyatt / Darrin
... Iris Smythson / Endora
... Nigel Bigelow
... Ritchie
... Maria Kelly
... Nina
... Larry
... Stu Robison
... Jim Fields
... Joey Props
... Aunt Clara
... Uncle Arthur
... Sheila Wyatt
... James Lipton
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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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Be warned. Be ready.


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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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24 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,131,130, 26 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,252,415, 21 August 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,426,169, 6 January 2008
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Trivia

Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) is on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), being interviewed by James Lipton. Ferrell is known for doing an imitation of James Lipton and parodying Inside the Actors Studio on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) When Jack and Isabel arrive at their new house, a tree appears in the front yard and their neighbor faints; right after she faints for a brief moment a crew member, the camera and boom mic are visible as a reflection on the glass window. 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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Referenced in Getaway: Episode #17.8 (2008) See more »

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R.C.4
Written by Max Weinberg and Jimmy Vivino (as James Vivino)
Performed by Max Weinberg and The Max Weinberg 7
Courtesy of Brass Ring Music and Vivino Bros. Music
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NOT as bad as I'd been led to believes
24 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

When you go to see a SITCOM made into a full length motion picture you go in expecting to see certain things. Almost all of the people involved int the television show are dead now, but I think all of them would have approved of this.

What is the plot? Simple. Nicole Kidman plays Isabella a real witch who wants to leave that behind to be like a mortal. She is cast in the roll of Samantha in a remake of the TV show. It is goofy and silly and nonsensical in places but SO WAS THE TV SHOW! Shirley MC is great as the actress who was a grand actress in past, but placed into a sitcom that doesn't really showcase her talent. DO NOT expect anything complicated from this.

I enjoyed it for what it is. It's light fun. MY main criteria for liking a movie is do I think I got my money's worth and was I anxious for it to end. YES and NO.

MANY of the performances are great. At times Nicole looks JUST LIKE Liz Montgomery and there are plenty of still of Liz and video of her to compare during this film. Michael Caine was excellent and Steve Carell is SPOT ON as Uncle Arthur. I mean SPOT ON! I grew up watching this and was anxious to see if they harmed it's memory. They did not. DO NOT expect a message. GO to laugh a lot and be charmed and you'll have fun.


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