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Practical Magic (1998)



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There's something wrong with Practical Magic. It attempts to be a romantic comedy drama with a touch of horror. It is not romantic. It is not funny. It is not convincing. And the mild touches of horror are misplaced. I can't tell if it was too ambitious or not ambitious enough; whatever the case, the movie is so tightly locked in the mechanical task of churning through its plot that it lacks feeling. Consequently, there is little reason to care what happens to any of the characters.