Rather than simply remaking the popular 1960s television show of the
same name, the modern film version of Bewitched focuses on the making
of a remake of said show. A self-centered star actor Jack Wyatt (Will
Ferrell) is planning to star in the new show as Darrin Stephens and
wants an unknown actress to portray his magically skilled on-screen
wife Samantha. He happens to spot a perfect girl named Isabel Bigelow
(Nicole Kidman) in a book store and promptly convinces her to accept
the role despite her lack of acting experience. There is a catch
though: unbeknownst to everyone, Isabel is a real witch who would
prefer to live a normal life without her magical powers. What follows
is comical scheming, magical plot twists and perhaps a budding romance
between the two stars.
Even though the premise sounds promising and the show business jokes
and references are amusing, the film ultimately fails due to the
over-eager acting and general lack of subtlety. Kidman and Ferrell play
their roles in such an exaggerated manner that it is very hard to
actually care about what happens to them. Isabel is silly, naive and
fussy while Jack constantly rants about himself like an impulsive
maniac; I understand this is the way the characters are supposed to be,
but I found the over-the-top performances more annoying than funny. It
is also very difficult to see how Isabel and Jack could ever succeed as
a couple as Ferrell and Kidman have little chemistry between each other
a major flaw in a rom-com, even considering the theme of "love
conquers all" and all that jazz.
Luckily most of the supporting actors suit their roles better than the
stars. Michael Caine is his usual charismatic self as Isabel's father
Nigel, and Shirley MacLaine also keeps her flamboyant antics under
control as Jack and Isabel's co-star on the show. Unfortunately, the
same cannot be said about Steve Carell's small role as Uncle Arthur; he
truly gives the most irritating performance I've seen in quite a while.
I've never seen the original Bewitched series, so I cannot tell if
there are many references to it besides the obvious parodying. The film
version is not completely hopeless and will probably find its fans who
don't mind all the bumbling, but all in all I feel the filmmakers
should have just trusted their material without burying it under
laughable exaggeration. Perhaps more focus on film industry jokes, such
as Jack's past movie flops, could have made the style more appealing,
but now I can't really recommend the movie to anyone but the biggest
and most patient fans of the stars and noisy farcical comedies..
Chertalie watch Manhattan movie
Monytee watch Ernest Goes To Africa movie
Monytee watch The Nutty Professor movie
geras filmas .
lkaupinyte watch Jezebel's Kiss movie
andziuxs watch Dracula 3000 movie
bewitched, simpsons .
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I really like it .
ILOVED THE MOVIE .
This was the WORST movie I have seen since in a long time. It left me
speechless. Where do I start? I tell you, at the start. Why would she
need to rent a house from an agent if she found one she liked? Who
lived there, did she zap them away? What was with the ridiculous signs?
That set the pace for this unfunny movie. What a waste talent all over
the place and what was with Kidman's handi-pandi voice? Did the
director ask for that? I guess Kidman needs to make some money after
making films like Dogville and Birth. Both excellent films, but I hear
the pays not so good.
Of course the true culprit is Will Ferrell. When will we learn this guy
is not an Actor? We are supposed to believe he is a Hollywood Action
Actor that had a few bad films? Give me a break! But is his defense, I
don't think any actor could of fixed this script. P-U!
If you enjoyed this film, may I suggest "Cut-throat Island"!.