Practical Magic

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Practical Magic ★★½ 1998 (PG-13)

Gillian (Kidman) and Sally (Bullock) are modernday witch sisters whose family suffers from an unfortunate 100yearold curse. Any man they fall in love with is doomed to an early death. One more dead body, Gillian's abusive boyfriend Jimmy (Visnjic), brings out detective Gary Hallet (Quinn) and his charms prove mighty attractive to the frantic Sally. Good cast, weak story. Based on the 1995 novel by Alice Hoffman. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Goran Visnjic; D: Griffin Dunne; W: Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, Adam Brooks; C: Andrew Dunn; M: Alan Silvestri.