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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).

Director:

Nora Ephron
2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Isabel Bigelow / Samantha
Will Ferrell ... Jack Wyatt / Darrin
Shirley MacLaine ... Iris Smythson / Endora
Michael Caine ... Nigel Bigelow
Jason Schwartzman ... Ritchie
Kristin Chenoweth ... Maria Kelly
Heather Burns ... Nina
Jim Turner ... Larry
Stephen Colbert ... Stu Robison
David Alan Grier ... Jim Fields
Michael Badalucco ... Joey Props
Carole Shelley ... Aunt Clara
Steve Carell ... Uncle Arthur
Katie Finneran ... Sheila Wyatt
James Lipton ... James Lipton
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hechizada See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Spanish translation for Elizabeth is Isobel, very close to Isabel, the character playing Samantha. Elizabeth Montgomery played the original character. See more »

Goofs

When Isabelle is shopping in Bed, Bath & Beyond and is talking to her father, she selects and adds one brand of pizza cutter to her cart but then selects and adds another brand as well. See more »

Quotes

[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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Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
(1976)
Written by Sting
Performed by The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Brilliant under-rated movie
24 August 2006 | by mhgwitchSee all my reviews

This is a movie that many people hated, but if you are prepared to go with the multi-layered fantasy, you might just love it. It's like a love-letter to the original Bewitched TV series, which is why Aunt Clara and Uncle Arthur are there, and why there are some in-jokes that you won't get if you haven't watched much of the series. If you have, however, you'll get it. The film feels at times as fluffy as a musical comedy - indeed it has visual references to several - and at other times like screwball or sitcom. Generically confusing, therefore, but that's part of the fun. Why have a boring linear narrative in a single genre when you can do anything you want to? Lots of analogies between the 'magic' of film and movie-making, and witchcraft itself. Also, no patriarchal nonsense about women having to give up their powers, as with so many witch films. This is a bubbly, not-entirely-consistent roller-coaster ride - give it a try. You might like it.


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