Friday, May 28, 2010

Witches of Eastwick

Witches of Eastwick was an incredibly enjoyable movie, full of paranormal mishaps and delightful comedy. It even has some demonic forces being flung around! It also has an all-star cast, some of them being Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher.
Based on the book by John Updike, Witches of Eastwick is a dark comedy about three single women who wish for the perfect man--what they get is a wickedly charming man with a devious persona. Daryl Van Horne is his name, that people couldn't remember at first, oddly. Alexandra Medford is a divorced sculpter; Jane Spofford is a divorced cellist; Sukie Ridgemont is a divorced writer and mother of about six.
Anyway, he seduces every one of those women, and lures them into his house for residing. They all adore their new residence, as well as their host's irresitble personality. However, their merriment is disturbed when citizens of Eastwick gossip about Daryl's mysterious vibe; since their church-goers, they believe he is evil. Especially Felicia Alden, who literally goes insane after some freak accident, caused by Daryl.
Eventually, the three girls follow townsfolks' advice by abandoning his mansion, which infuriates Daryl, causing him to reak havoc onto the women. That havoc is the girls' worst fears. Jane almost shrivels into ancient age; Alexandra wakes up in a bed full of posionous snakes; Sukie receives severe pain all throughout her body.
Fortunately, the women are not dim-witted, for they devise a plan to be rid of Daryl. They create a voodoo doll and snap it in half, banishing Daryl for good.
Overall, Jack Nicholson's performance was magnificent, one of his best acting yet. He provides the auidience with witty humor and insightful statements/quotes. His best scene was when he was flustered in the church, making a speech on how nobody's perfect, not even God. "Of course, when WE make mistakes they call it evil. When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature." Excellent performance, indeed.
I give this a 72/100. I love movies with dark humor and witchcraft. Put Jack Nicholson in the mix, and you have yourself a hell of a flick.

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