#149 - The Witches of Eastwick (1)
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When it was released in 1987, The Witches of Eastwick was received as something of a whimsical, dark comedy-fantasy. Audiences responded to its star-studded cast and sweeping orchestral soundtrack, and it fared well at the box office in relation to its budget. But in the context of the era, few really seemed to know what to do with the movie because, in reality, it was a little ahead of its time.

Directed by George Miller (of Mad Max fame), the film is very loosely based on the novel of the same name, written by John Updike – adapted here by Michael Cristofer. The story centres on the Rhode Island community of Eastwick and, specifically, three of its residents: Alex (...

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