Monday, October 20, 2014

Ladies' Night Movie: "Practical Magic", Wed. 10/24

Ladies' Night Out
´╗┐Practical Magic´╗┐
Wednesday, October 29
Potluck Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm

Actor Griffin Dunne improves a bit on his first film as a director, Addicted to Love, with this drama-comedy about a family of witches. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play spell-casting sisters of different temperaments: the former is a high-living, free-spirited sort, while Bullock's character is a homebody who can't get around a family curse that kills the men in their lives. A widowed single mom, Bullock gets into a jam with an abusive Bulgarian (Goran Visnjic) and is helped out by her sibling, but the result brings a good-looking, warm, inquisitive cop (Aidan Quinn) into their lives. The film has a variety of tonal changes--cute, scary, glum--that Dunne can't always effectively juggle. But the female-centric, celebratory nature of the film (the fantasies, the sharing, the witchy bonds) is infectious, and supporting roles by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as Kidman and Bullock's magical aunts are a lot of fun. --Tom Keogh

Admission is FREE. This is a potluck evening. Please bring a snack or dessert to share. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

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