Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday at the Movies: Practical Magic

Here's another fun, witchy movie for us to enjoy. The aunts, played by Stockard Channing and Diane Weist, really stole the show, and I just love the old house they live in. And no, I didn't know this was a book either. Learning everyday, that's me.


Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' sorcery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owens women.


Young Sally: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards.
Young Gillian: What are you doing?
Sally: Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue. Gillian: Thought you never wanted to fall in love.
Sally: That's the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. And if he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart.

Sally (while kissing Gary): One green eye, one blue... no, I can't. I have to go. 
Gary:  I was born with them!  

Aunt Francis: Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog. 
Aunt Jet: Adder's fork and blindworm's sting, 
Aunt Francis: Barbados lime is just the thing. 
Aunt Jet: Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!
Aunt Francis: Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!


cait045 said...

I love this movie. Its fun and I love there drinking kitchen scene.

Michele Hauf said...

This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I actually read the book first. The book is awesome, Anna, you must read it! It's different from the movie in subtle ways. Hoffman's writing is exquisite.
Anyway, rarely do I like both the book and the movie, but I lurve this movie! Johnny Angelus, NIcole's rendition of a witch, Sandra (as a kid) creating a spell of her perfect man that would never come true, the kids on the table practicing magic with kitties wandering about. The visuals are awesome. I'd love to have that house!
I actually used that house for the witch in my The Devil To Pay. ;-)