Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s film was chosen by BECKY HALL, Assistant Manager!
Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play a pair of witch sisters out to put a spell on you in the wicked dark comedy, Practical Magic! Based on the fanciful novel by Alice Hoffman, and directed by Griffin Dunne, Practical Magic follows the adventures of Sally (Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Kidman), two sisters who were born into a magical family and raised by their aunts, yet who have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves, thanks to the close-minded prejudice of their small town.
“A fanciful, fun, bubbly brew … Bullock and Kidman work their own kind of magic that makes this fly.” – Angie Errigo, Empire
The sisters also live under a magical curse that dooms any man they fall in love with, which causes them no end of romantic disappointment. But when Gillian’s viciously abusive boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), dies mysteriously and unexpectedly thanks to the curse, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn) growing suspicious, the women struggle to resurrect Angelov – and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line. Can they muster the magic to defeat the enemy AND break the love curse? Featuring a stellar supporting cast including Stockard Channing, Diane Wiest and Evan Rachel Wood. (Dir. by Griffin Dunne, 1998, USA, 104 mins., Rated PG-13)