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Year
1987
Runtime
118 min.
Director
George Miller
Genres
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
40,245
Checks
4,519
Favs
139
Dislikes
46
Favs/checks
3.1% (1:33)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. kombelpeter's avatar

    kombelpeter

    Comedy gold. 1 year ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It's not easy to give The Witches of Eastwick a capsule review. Objectively, the film is a tonal oddity. Rooted in reality at first, with a big helping of feminist metaphor, it could have stayed in that space and been a terrific comic fable. That it instead goes completely wild with supernatural elements means it's too absurd for that, but I can't deny how fiercely entertaining it is as a result. Jack Nicholson as the Devil has a lot of fun, that's obvious, though it's basically a prequel to his Joker. He comes into a small town, accidentally summoned by three women (Cher, Susan Serandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) whom he seduces. He unlocks their power, claiming a feminist stance, but can't help standing in as a domineering patriarchy. The underlying metaphor is more or less allegorical. Historically, witches were merely autonomous women said to have "married the Devil", but in reality, were connecting to something entirely feminine (the Satanism lie vs. Wiccan truth). And that plays out in the film, though it's covered up by complete and utter cinematic madness. 7 months 2 weeks ago
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