Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Practical Magic / Review

I remember going to the cinema with my mom the day the movie Practical Magic came out. I was fascinated because Sandra Bullock was one of my favorite actresses and of course, and when i saw the trailer i almost died!. There's something with magic that always left me dreaming and wishing. I do love witchcraft, i do love old houses and wicked aunts, and specially, i love the witchy aura that some women has, specially with long beautiful hair.
So of course when the movie came out, i felt in love with it the instant i saw it. Of course i went to see it a couple of times more, then i bought the soundtrack and then when the movie was on dvd of course i got it.
But time to go to the point:

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion. Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best

The book has some similarities with the movie, but when i started to read it, i must confess that i hated it, totally hated it, to the point that i almost stopped reading it, thank God i didn't.
This is the good and the bad part or watch the movie read the book or read the book and watch the movie. So if you saw the movie first and then read the book or the other way, always keep in mind that they always change little things, or mayor things like this case, and those lovely character that are deep in your heart can be quite different.

That's exactly what happened to me. I don't want to go into much details since maybe you want to read the book, or if you read it, well, you know how different the story is, and maybe if you loved sweet Antonia as much as i did, well in the book is another story.
What i do love about the book is this:
+ The end was great!
+ Michael living in the aunts' house
+ Antonia and Kylie relationship by the end of the book
+ Gillian and chemistry hot teacher!

This is what i loved more in the movie that was quite different on the book:
+ Gillian coming back to the aunts'
+ Sally owning a nature store!
+ The aunts and girls using magic in daily basis
+ Gillian's long hair

Here are a few images of the movie, since i do love how different look Gillian from the book to the movie, same as Antonia and Kylie.


  1. Oh, I love that movie! I had no idea it was a book first!
    xo TJ

    1. neither did i, but recently i saw the additional material in the movie and said it was based in the book of Alice Hoffman, guess i should see the extra material more frequently, but for some reason i always forgot :)


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