The Witches of Eastwick
Director: George Miller
Screenplay: Michael Cristofer based on the novel by John Updike
Starring: Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jack Nicholson
When Alex, Jane, and Sukie get together one night and have a few drinks, they begin to discuss the perfect man. What they aren’t aware of is that he’s moved into town especially for them. He’s charming and he’s charismatic, wooing all three of the women, but there is also something very off about him. Maybe the man of their dreams is from actually from their nightmares.
This is a very fun film from the 80’s that is mostly made fun by the acting. The story itself is not that strong, but Jack Nicholson and his knack for crazy draws you in for a good laugh. The film attempts to poke fun at the unconventional, but if they didn’t have the actors they chose, it wouldn’t nearly be as fun. I personally have not read the book, but I imagine it to be much more entertaining and interesting than the movie since a movie was actually made. The screenwriter’s take on the novel just didn’t translate well to the big screen. It is possible that the lack of technology during this time may have also played a role with the story not going so smoothly.
I didn’t hate this movie and did enjoy the actors a lot, but I don’t recommend rushing out and buying it. If you find it cheap as I did, then sure knock yourself out.
I give this film 2 Buttery Kernals.
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