Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy star in this supernatural family comedy as a trio of 17th-century sibling witches who are accidentally resurrected in the 20th century by teenager Max.
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; region 1; interactive menus; trailer(s)
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie involves a plot to suck the life force out of children (and one little girl dies that way). A couple of high school bullies harass a male classmate in a graveyard, asking him for "smokes" and "hash" and finally stealing his shoes. There are mild sexual references, such as a high school boy hugging his pillow and murmuring, "Oh, Allison, you're so soft," as well as some frisky flirting from one of the witches. The main character is teased about being a virgin. The body of an "unfaithful lover" rises from the grave. Main features of the story are a book bound in human skin and a candle made from the fat of a hanged man. A tale is told about the Devil, and there are various gross-out moments. But it's important to note that all of the above is done in the playful, spooky spirit of Halloween.
- Sexual Content
- References to virginity and an unfaithful lover; some flirting. Boy hugs a pillow and says "Oh, Allison, you're so soft."
- The violence is all magical, but there are a couple of gross-out scenes, such as a cat getting run over by a bus and a zombie cutting his mouth open. Some bullying; a child dies onscreen but not violently -- the witches take her life-force while she's in a trance-like state and she quietly slumps over in a chair.
- Mild; the only offenders are "damn," "wench," "moron," and "go to hell."
- Social Behavior
- The teenage newbie in town (Max), his love interest (Allison) and his kid sister (Dani) outwit three naughty witches on Halloween. Along the way they learn about friendship and teamwork.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- References to "hash" and "smokes," but none are smoked by the kids or adults.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it