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
(At around one hour and fifteen minutes) Darrin invites everyone to his house for a party. This same house can be found on a YouTube video of Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy) interviewing Jim Caviezel (as Jesus). See more »
(at around 31 mins) 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 »
[Outside a house at which Isabel has just landed and made available for rent, furnished, with an open house today]
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When I first heard that a film version of Bewitched was being made I was sceptical. These new film versions of old classic TV shows very rarely make the grade. However, in this case I was very pleasantly surprised.
This film offers an interesting take on the old story. Isabel Bigelow is a witch who is trying to stop relying on her magical powers and start a new and more ordinary life.A chance meeting with Hollywood actor Jack Wyatt leads to her being offered the lead role of Samantha in a remake of the TV series Bewitched.
Nicole Kidman is fresh faced and innocent as Isabel and Will Ferrell makes an adequate Jack.Michael Caine also makes a great star turn as Isabel's randy warlock dad.
This is a sweet love story which doesn't rely too heavily on special effects as many such remakes have a tendency to do. Fans of the original TV show will not be disappointed as this frothy concoction remains true to the spirit of the original series but a new perspective breathes new life into an old idea.
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