Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are modern-day witches whose love lives are complicated by an unusual curse: Men who fall in love with them meet untimely ends. But against the advice of their eccentric aunts, the sisters continue to seek romance.
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- Griffin Dunne
- DVD and streaming
PG-13Some violence, intense thematic elements and sensuality
French, EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
This Special Edition DVD got top-notch treatment. It's a nice-looking widescreen (2.35:1) transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English and French, and subtitles in both languages. There's a commentary from producer Denise Di Novi, director Griffin Dunne (My Girl, Addicted to Love), Bullock and composer Alan Silvestri (Contact, Father of the Bride). Other extras include theatrical trailers, a game (ominously called "The Cauldron") and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this romantic fantasy includes some passionate kissing and groping, as well as sexual references. Themes of loss, tension, and violence are throughout (including a scary scene when a boyfriend tries to painfully brand his girlfriend and semi-comic scenes of death). Some parents might be concerned about the theme of witchcraft (benign or otherwise), which include scenes of bringing a man back to life and spiritual possession.
- Sexual Content
- A few scenes of passionate kissing and groping. There is also sexy suggestive dancing, sexual innuendos, and references to women being promiscuous adulterers.
- Themes of loss, tension, and violence throughout. Jimmy hits, chokes, and attempts to "brand" Gillian as his possession. Sally smashes a frying pan over Jimmy's head as self defense, killing him. Semi-comical scenes of peril.
- Gillian is called a "slut" and kids sing "witch, witch you're a bitch."
- Social Behavior
- Some strong positive messages about family and the bond of sisterhood. Some mixed messages about powerful women and sexuality. Other themes include the idea that hate and prejudice comes from fear of the unknown and unfamiliarity.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The girls share a night of drinking margaritas and taking tequila shots. Jimmy is an alcoholic who drinks all day. The more he drinks the more aggressive and violent he becomes. Some of the characters smoke, including Gillian.
- 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