Synopsis:Hotshot actor Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell), set to star as Darrin in a remake of the 60's TV series "Bewitched", finds his ideal Samantha in unknown actress Isabel (Nicole Kidman), who just happens to be a witch in real life. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires.Review:
Don't be fooled into thinking this is a straightforward remake of the Bewitched TV series from the 1960's. The plot centers on a washed-out movie star trying to reclaim his fame by playing the lead in the remake of Bewitched. For fear of being upstaged by a famous actress, Jack Wyatt hires an unknown actress, Isabel, to play the part of Samantha after being impressed by her nose wriggling in a bookstore. Unbeknown to Jack, Isabel is a real life witch who is trying to break away from her magical background and live a normal life.
As if a TV series about a witch is not outlandish enough, Hollywood takes it a dozen steps further by making a movie about people remaking a TV series about a witch and then casting an actual witch in the lead who just happens to have real relatives who are exactly the same as the characters from the original TV series.
Nicole Kidman tries her best, but the chemistry between her and Will Ferrell is as believable as fairy dust. It's hard to accept that anyone could fall in love with Ferrell's annoying portrayal of an egotistical floundering actor.
And if the main plot is not enough to satisfy your candyfloss needs, Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine are wasted on a subplot that never really comes to any conclusion. There are some funny moments, but mostly the humour is the type your 6-year-old cousin will find amusing.
I have nothing against no-brainer movies as long it's mildly entertaining, but Bewitched is not even fun, it's just a waste of a lot of good talent.
- Ashlin Simpson
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