OK, I am admitting it- out loud and in public. I enjoy Practical Magic (the movie and the book). For the sake of this blog post (blogs being a visual medium and all) I will talk about the movie this time around. Why do I love this kitchy film*? First off, who wouldn't want Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as their doting aunties and Witchcraft mentors? They are funny, practical and fierce.
Second, Practical Magic is one of the rare movies out there that portray Witches with a sense of humanity and fairness while also showing some of the problems Witches face out in the world. It shows that magic(k) has consequences, some of which you cannot anticipate. It shows how flawed Witches can be, despite having "powers".
|OMG this kitchen is amazing.|
From the spellworkings done in the greenhouse to the digging a grave near the rose arbor in the yard, to the jumping from the roof to entertain the kids on Halloween to the infamous "Midnight Margaritas" scene in the kitchen, the movie and this house inspires good memories. Would that all Witches have such a building to contain their work and inspire them so!
I leave you with a scene from the movie that makes me giggle each time:
*For the record, I also love Rosemary's Baby and The Wicker Man. Oh yes, I do.