The Witches of Eastwick (1987)


“You may think me crazy, but I know music. It’s the one thing that makes me humble.” – Daryl

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (cable in the 80’s, video in the 90’s and 20 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Three single women in a small town wish for the man of their dreams to show up, but when he does, they might not get what they were hoping for.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw years ago and is more memorable for its cast than for its story.

This film features Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon opposite Jack Nicholson.

The three women have great chemistry together and we can truly believe that these women are such close friends and share so much of their lives with one another.

Nicholson character, on the other hand, has terrible chemistry with each of these women which makes one wonder how something like this could actually happen.

I’m still not convinced that as a great and actor as Jack is whether he was properly cast in the role of Daryl in this film.

He plays the character extremely over the top and instead of wanting to like his character, I didn’t care what would happen with him at all.

The pacing of this film feels a bit off and there are some scenes that feel to drag on too long.

This is (by far) very distant of being among he best films of any of the foursome featured here.

Bottom Line – Expected a lot more from a cast like this and there may be great chemistry between the three female leads, but there is none between any of them and Jack. I’m not sure if Nicholson is right for the role of Darryl and it comes across as being too over the top. The pacing is off and doesn’t work as it should have.  Not the best film (by far) of any of the foursome.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Industrial Light & Magic was hired to animated the tennis ball as it violates the laws of physics the tennis match. However, when it turned out the three main actresses were not very proficient tennis players, the effects company saw their workload doubled, as they were asked to create the ball for the entire sequence (with the exception of some close-ups). (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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