My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

GEORGE MILLER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Academy Awards 1987.  

Susan Sarandon and Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick

Proof that even when he makes a bad movie George Miller is still making a good one, this delightful comedy is so enjoyable that even its weakest elements are forgivable. It purports to be based on the novel by John Updike, but the film adaptation has only retained the title and the very basic premise of the book, dealing with three women who meet the Devil himself (Jack Nicholson) and are charmed completely by him. Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon are fantastic as the leads, three independently minded but vulnerable women who end up living in a sort-of harem with the mean red guy until they finally decide to break free of him once and for all. The story builds itself up to a painfully feeble conclusion, but the characters are fun and the experience so light and frothy you won’t mind a single bit. The scene with vomiting cherries is positively inspired.

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