Sandwiched between two musicals on our Netflix queue (Newsies and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat) was the recent movie, [Bewitched]( Last summer when it was in theaters I thought about going to see it, but decided not to go. Wednesday night was the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch this fluffy, yet enjoyable movie.

Written and directed by Nora Ephron I would have totally expected Meg Ryan in the lead role instead of Nicole Kidman. In fact, I found myself somewhat annoyed that Kidman seemed to be acting like Ryan! Every once and a while I’d catch myself noticing a gesture or vocal inflection that screamed “Kathleen Kelly”.

That’s not to mean that Nicole didn’t do a fine job. I thought that she and Will Farrell were funny and enjoyable. The movie’s plot was no big surprise to me. From the first 5 minutes I knew what was going to happen. It was painfully obvious, but still I wanted to see exactly how the events would unfold.

I really enjoyed some of the support cast as well. Michael Caine was splendid as always, Kristin Chenoweth was hilarious and I was glad to see Heather Burns in (yet another) obscure part. Burns cracks me up every time I see her.

So, that’s my 2 cents. Next on the list, one of my all time favorites…Joseph. Starring none other than Donny Osmond!

One thought on “Bewitched

  1. jennifair

    You know, I felt the same way about the movie! I went to see it in the theatre this summer, and it fits the whole Ephron formula. And as for ties to YGM, too true… right down to the music by George Fenton (no I did not know his name, IMDB had to help.) At the moment I don’t recall things specifically, but I remember lines being quite similar to Mail, too.
    But yeah, it was cute. Perhaps better as a rental kind of flick, but considering my love of the movie theatre, I was there. 🙂
    (And you realize that every time I think of Newsies, I think of you, right?) 🙂


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