Practical Magic and Feminism


Practical Magic is a film from 1998 about a family of witches who are cursed to have any men they truly fall in love with be doomed to an untimely death. This was a witchy romantic comedy that I was really pleased to see was actually more about the sisters and their relationship than any particular romance. In fact, I read that Practical Magic is based on a book and it makes me wonder if the book was actually less about romance and more about the relationship between the women in their family. Whatever the case, I did find the movie Practical Magic to be a delightful story about female power, bonds, and coming together to overcome adversity, even if the story is a bit muddled.

Spoilers for the movie and a trigger warning for abusive relationships below.

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