Dude finds beautiful women. Dude falls in love with beautiful women. Women is actually a witch. This movie and my love life have a lot of similarities. Spellbinder is a late ‘80s witchcraft tale that features the smoking hot Kelly Preston. The only other movie that I have watched for this project in the same vain is Warlock, so I feel obligated to make comparisons. This isn’t my genre so if I am completing missing the point, yell at me or something.
I found this movie to be mostly passible. I know what you are thinking and you are right. That quote should be on the DVD box cover for this film. It would read, “Some jerk from some blog thinks this movie is mostly passible.” I can see it now.
Have I ever mentioned that I really enjoy the phrase “coven of witches?” Well, I do. And lucky for me that exact phrase is thrown around with great frequency. Preston falls for a lawyer who has a sweet jump shot (Tim Daly) and as their relationship unfolds she lets him in on a few secrets about her sordid past. The big one being that she is from a coven of witches. Now, as I approach the end of my 20’s, I fully understand that every potential partner will have some baggage. We’ve all been through some sh*t at this point that is regrettable. I am an open-minded kinda guy. Been involved in a three-way a frat party? I can deal with that. I mean, who hasn’t? But, if you believe that you are witch and currently in a coven? Sorry, I am going to have to pass.
Daly doesn’t pass and his world is ruined. Saw that one coming. I don’t want to give anything away, but the movie features several fine twists that will certainly leave you aghast. The twists and the acting are what go into my “mostly passible” summation. Both Daly and Preston are rock solid in their roles and manage a tremendous amount of chemistry.
Anyway, while researching this flick I came across a review that I feel obligated to talk about. The person that watched the movie gave it four stars (high marks indeed) but proceeded to discuss in length the problems with the manner in which the coven acted. About 500 words worth of problems. Note: If I ever spend 500 words writing about how real covens would have acted; please shoot me.
Snore Factor: ZZZ (Naked Kelly will give you a jolt)
First part of film: