|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies|
Nora Ephron directed and co-wrote this updated adaptation of a classic situation comedy that also casts a satirical eye on the entertainment industry. Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) is a movie star whose career has been going into a slow and steady decline. Desperate for a project that will give his reputation a jump start, Jack agrees to star in a film version of the once-popular television series Bewitched as hapless hubby Darrin Stephens, under the condition that an unknown actress be cast as the female lead so he won't be upstaged. After auditioning dozens of women who fail to make the grade, Jack meets lovely and charming Isabel Bigelow (Nicole Kidman), and is immediately certain she's the perfect choice to play witch-turned-housewife Samantha. However, there's one thing neither Jack nor the producers of the film know -- Isabel really is a witch, and while she's been trying to get along without her powers to better fit in among mortals, she will use her special talents when need be. The film also stars Michael Caine as Isabel's father, Nigel, Shirley MacLaine as Iris Smythson (the actress hired to play Endora), and Jason Schwartzman as Jack's agent. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
BEWITCHED (FEATURE): Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress in a leading role, The Hours, 2002) and wickedly funny Will Ferrell star as actors playing Darrin and Samantha on a remake of the television show "Bewitched" in this cleverly crafty comedy from director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail). Egomaniacal star Jack Wyatt (Ferrell) casts unknown Isabel (Kidman) as his co-star in order to monopolize the limelight and regain his top spot on Hollywood's A-list. When Isabel, a real witch, discovers Jack's self-centered scheme, she conjures a sidesplitting spell the mere mortal will never forget!
Actors -- Drama.
Situation comedies (Television programs) -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2005
|Edition||Special ed., Widescreen.|
Kidman, Nicole, 1967-
Ferrell, Will, 1967-
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-
Schwartzman, Jason, 1980-
Burns, Heather, 1975-
Turner, Jim, 1952-
Colbert, Stephen, 1964-
Grier, David Alan, 1956 June 30-
Saks, Sol, 1910-2011.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier.
Director of photography, John Lindley ; editor, Tia Nolan ; music, George Fenton ; costume designer, Mary Zophres ; production designer, Neil Spisak.
Rated PG-13; some language, including sex and drug references and partial nudity.
In English and French; with optional English and French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the television series created by Sol Saks.
Special features: deleted scenes; director's commentary; behind-the-scenes featurettes; witch vision trivia track, and more!
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; mastered in high definition; Dolby digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.