The Witches Of Eastwick

A haphazard and slickly dumb adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently...read more

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A haphazard and slickly dumb adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle

Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently conjures up a mysterious stranger who, they are convinced, will relieve their frustrations. This mystery man is Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the filthy rich, wild-eyed Devil incarnate, who buys a local mansion.

Within days, Alex, Jane, and Sukie have all been to bed with the Devil and discovered in themselves the almighty power of the female form. By the finale, the female trinity is pitted against the Devil, a mildly sympathetic misogynist who only wants to be loved and have someone to iron his shirts.

While the underlying message of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK may be of interest, the execution by George (MAD MAX) Miller is downright pathetic. The film plays like a TV sitcom, with an overdose of raunch added to the proceedings; when the Devil spews forth his profanities, one almost expects to hear a

diabolical laugh track.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A haphazard and slickly dumb adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Sus… (more)

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