A gang of armed robbers finds a safe haven in a secluded village crammed with witches--only to encounter the bizarre, the unexpected, and the occult. Can they save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse?
In the crowded streets of Madrid, a gang of armed robbers disguised as street performers attempt to escape jail, after robbing a gold exchange pawn shop. With the help of a reluctant taxi driver, the bandits head to the safety of the borders; however, when night arrives, the only safe haven is deep in the woods of the secluded and notorious village of Zugarramurdi; a dark place known for some witch activity in the past. But, in a place crammed with witches of all sorts--and after numerous encounters with the bizarre, the unexpected and the occult--the clumsy thieves will have to learn fast the ways of the coven if they want to save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse. But, are they up to the job?Written by
A really freaky, really unconventional, Spanish film. "Witching and Bitching" is an offbeat mash-up of comedy, thriller/action, fantasy, and horror.
To me it plays like a much more intelligent "From Dusk to Dawn", trading some outright gruesomeness for a lot smarter script, which consequently makes it more psychologically disturbing. Some women (obviously) have commented that they consider this film to be very anti-female, depicting the fairer sex as being brutally castrating; however, I would guess that these no doubt extremely dour, stone-faced, feminists don't just read Jezebel.com, they probably also write for it. I'd allow that it wouldn't be shocking if the creative force behind this movie was a heterosexual guy who had recently exited some kind of highly dysfunctional relationship, but the perceived negativity towards women is obviously satire and/or just plain and simple humor, and, most importantly, it's pretty damn funny. These narrow-minded critics also don't seem to have noticed that the male characters don't exactly come across as bright and shining examples of their sex either, so they should just lighten up, and you should ignore them.
This movie is perfect for people who are looking for something other than the same old, same old. The plot just keeps chugging along in entertaining, unexpected, and often nightmarish directions, although it starts to come off the rails as it approaches its final destination. Fortunately, at the end, it finds its way back on track and finishes strongly, albeit pretty creepy/funny.
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