Isabel (Nicole Kidman) moves to the mortal realm determined to give up witchcraft with varying degrees of success in order to live a normal human life much to her warlock father’s dismay. (Hmmm. Sounds familiar.).
Jack’s (Will Ferrell) movie career is in trouble so he makes the move from silver screen to small in a revival of popular 60’s sitcom Bewitched reimagined for a modern day audience (groan) with Darren in a starring role and nose-twitching Sam as a glorified extra.
He spots Isabel’s twitching nose in a bookstore and begs her to play Samantha. She agrees and ends up immediately falling head over heels in love with him.
It isn’t long before she discovers that she’s playing second fiddle unlike in the original where she’d be the star. She starts living her life according to the question What Would Samantha Do? Enter Aunt Clara with a hex that backfires and mix it with a with a situation where art starts reflecting life when she decides to tell Jack she’s a witch and you end up with a fun little rom-com based off a classic sit-com. It’s the best of both worlds for a girl who’s obsessed with both.
I loved Bewitched. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it so much considering how much I love the original show, but it was fun! It had Enchanted vibes and was very enjoyable. Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman are a bit of an odd couple, but they were cute.Whoever cast Steve Carrell as Uncle Arthur deserves a raise! He was perfect and probably the best part of the entire thing!
There was a little language like several uses of hell and pussy, Jack’s agent reminds him he’s the Sherriff of Ballsville, and several misuses of God’s name. One use each of damn and ass. In my opinion, there weren’t enough issues to warrant a PG-13 rating. It should’ve been PG. You can rent it from iTunes or Amazon.