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The Love Witch (2016)

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A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

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Anna Biller

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Anna Biller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Robinson ... Elaine
Gian Keys Gian Keys ... Griff
Laura Waddell Laura Waddell ... Trish
Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Wayne
Jared Sanford Jared Sanford ... Gahan
Robert Seeley Robert Seeley ... Richard
Jennifer Ingrum ... Barbara
Randy Evans ... Steve
Clive Ashborn ... Professor King
Lily Holleman ... Miss Curtis
Jennifer Couch Jennifer Couch ... Wendy
Stephen Wozniak ... Jerry
Giselle DaMier ... Harpist
April Showers ... April Showers
Elle Evans ... Star
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Storyline

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the 1970s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

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She Loved Men...To Death. See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Feiticeira do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,980, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$228,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,218
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the set decorations and costumes were hand made by the director. See more »

Goofs

When the Police pulled Elaine over in her car. He said her tail lights were out. The only way he could have known her tail lights were out was if she had her headlights on, which she didn't because it was the daytime. See more »

Quotes

Elaine: Tampons aren't gross. Women bleed and that's a beautiful thing. Do you know that most men have never even seen a used tampon?
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Connections

Referenced in Frightfest 2016: In Conversation With (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is A Magickal Thing
Written by Anna Biller
Performed by Giselle DaMier, Bianca Hall and Joel Nesvadba
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Drowning in Estrogen
26 January 2018 | by axapvovSee all my reviews

It´s been said, "The Love Witch" is technically brilliant. The imitation of older genre films is perfect. It´s not only the visuals, the scenery or the costumes, the sound design is just as good and every single character seems to be taken from another era. Even transitions from scene to scene are excellent. Anna Biller has a complete understanding of the movies she wants to emulate. It´s almost witchcraft.

From a feminist standpoint, it isnt´t subtle. I´m not sure if it should be taken entirely serious. I find it deceitully simple, though, and quite clever but it does at times seem taken from another era as well. The truth is i don´t get it completely. This film, feminist or not, is certainly feminine. The most feminine film I´ve ever seen. It´s a woman´s art, a woman´s idea, a woman´s everything. It´s absolutely drowning in estrogen.

The question is, if "The Love Witch" was actually a late 60s film would it be any good? I have no idea but I´m guessing it´s irrelevant. Revivalism is a crucial element. It uses older esthetics to prove a point now. The comedy works better in a 21st century context. It might be too long and slow, I´d recommend watching it in the morning, not a popular time to watch movies but a lot films work better that way, and this is definitely one of them.


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