December 6, 2023 | Rome, Italy

The Witches of Eastwick

By |2018-03-21T18:30:03+01:00January 27th, 2005|Reviews|


Date: 1987

Director: George Miller

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon


ot much to it, but what there is a visual banquet. Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Suki (Michelle Pfeiffer) are bored New England women with, well, needs. Millionaire Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) is a cool interloper with crazy eyes. Director George Miller (“Lorenzo’s Oil”) probably couldn’t believe his own eyes — Nicholson with these lusciously witty women. Daryl, in case you wondered, is Satan himself.

Frolic is what the Devil does best, and this tale (loosely adapted from a John Updike story) is about how he makes himself at home as needed. Morale of the story: Be careful what you wish for. The climax (um) is wildly absurd and far too heavy on Sfx, but Miller cares about little else than letting Jack wag his eyebrows. Good choice. Great fun.

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