vendredi 28 décembre 2012

The Witches of Eastwick — A light magical comedy about empowering women — 7*/10

The Witches of Eastwick is a light comedic tale about women in a small town, their status as single parents or divorcé, and about magic.

The story itself and the plot are quite interesting, well written, directed and edited. No complaints on that level. You're rapidly plunged into the thick of it, and everything moves at a rather rapid pace. Each scene is well set and linked with the others. The intrigue thickens with each one passing, and the end is nice, logical, and well rounded.

Now for the bad. The three main female characters are probably the least well acted. Cher's, from the get go, is over acted or maybe simply over done, but in Hollywood, that happens often at the beginning of movies. Michel Pfeiffer's is probably the most balanced and best acted of them. Susan Sarandon over does hers in the middle of the story. Maybe that's the director's fault, maybe he pushed them a little too much.

That being said, I must say that some of the monologs of Veronica Cartwright and Jack Nicholson are impressive in delivery and content.

It's a movie that's easy to watch and will make you think if you stop a minute to consider the implications. I recommend it.