Tuesday, August 16, 2005
I had higher expectations for Bewitched primarily because the names, Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, and Nora Ephron were attached to project. The premise of the movie was promising especially during the first half where Jack Wyatt (Ferrell) was shown to be much of a spineless jerk whose sagging career was buoyed and supported almost entirely by his agent in contrast with Isabel Bigelow (Kidman) who is shown to be a sweet gal of a witch trying to assert her independence away from her kind. But halfway through the film I found myself yawning and wondering why the ending was taking too long. The appearances of Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine were wonderful but sadly weren't enough to save the film.