Couch Potato: The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

WATCHED: August 21, 2010

All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford (Cher), cellist Jane Spofford (Susan Sarandon) and writer Sukie Ridgemont (Michelle Pfeiffer) are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers learned indirectly from Daryl so that they can hopefully regain control of their own lives.

Well, this was one of the craziest films I've ever watched. I don't know, it is just weird for me. When I saw this I thought maybe it was about witchcraft that kids can watch. So I watched it with my little brother.


Yes, it depicted some Wiccan practices but then again, it was more of an adult kind of film. It is very sensual. These three sexually and emotionally deprived women only found the satisfaction when this horny devil came. What I like about the movie is that it sort of promoted women empowerment. It tells its viewers that these "needs" are not really that bad as we see it to be. We can think and decide freely. I guess that is why the film is entitled The Witches of Eastwick. Remember in the old times wherein people condemn women who show that they can do what men can, that they are also rational beings, that they are as strong as men, etc.? What happened to them? They were burned at stake because these strong women were accused of being "witches."

Well if being an empowered woman is a witch, then I am proud to be one! (Obviously, I am a fan of Harry Potter so I consider myself a witch. Haha.)

Anyway, the puking effect of cherries was actually good the fact that this film was created in 1987. C'mon. It can be well appreciated.

Enough of that.

I will rate this film 3 out of 5 stars for the reason that the film was not that special. It was just okay. I guess I was not really a fan.

In order for you to have an idea about the film if you haven't seen it, I have included a the trailer of the movie from Youtube:

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