I have such a soft spot for eighties films with effects that, at the time, were totally cutting edge. This and Beetlejuice and two of my all-time favs.
Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer) are three women whose husbands have gone (dead, divorced and deserted) living in the small town of Eastwick. After drunkenly describe the perfect man for them, a mysterious character appears in town; Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson). Rich, talented and totally repulsive. He manages to seduce the three and before they know it, the whole town in talking about them.
It’s funny, it’s clever, it’s gross and it’s magnificent. The absolute height of eighties comedy. (Actually, that’s a big call. There are a lot that fit into that category. But it’s definitely up there!)
The Witches of Eastwick was nominated for Oscars for Best Sound and Best Music, Original Score.
Like you I have a soft spot for eighties films and I remember being fascinated by this film and the three actresses …1987 was a classic year for studio releases and it was pretty much the first year I started to become obsessed with the movies…I mean Can’t Buy Me Love, Adventures in Babysitting, and The Lost Boys in one year!
Can’t Buy Me Love! I remember dragging my father and brother to that film when I was a teenager. I loved it. I don’t think either of them spoke to me for a week!
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