The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick
The Witches of Eastwick
  • R
  • 1h 58m
  • 1987
Fresh74%
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Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson stars as "the devil" opposite three witches played by superstar actresses Susan Sarandon, Academy Award winner Cher, and Michelle Pfieffer in this off beat thriller with a comic twist. In the quaint New England town of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane and Sukie yearn to meet the man of their dreams. One rainy night, the women each express an overpowering need for just one dynamic male capable of challenging their liberated spirits, a man who could become their inspiration, their joy, their ... everything. But take care with what you dream, for your dream may come true ... as it does for the Witches of Eastwick.
© 1987 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh74%
Critics Consensus: A wickedly funny tale of three witches and their duel with the Devil, fuelled by some delicious fantasy and arch comedic performances.
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There have been many portrayals of the Prince of Darkness in cinema, yet Nicholson's "horny little...

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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Satan vs. BFF feminism in grownup fantasy-comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's much sex talk, including frank discussions of what penis sizes/shapes women prefer. No sex is actually shown, despite female characters dressing in alluring clothes and obviously participating in a bedroom foursome with Daryl Van Horne. Some religious households may be offended by the "witchcraft" (present in the title more than anywhere else), likeability of the devil, or the insignificance of the neighborhood church. Horrific elements -- mostly played for laughs -- include gross vomiting and Daryl mutating into a monstrous being at the end, potentially scary for little ones, who shouldn't be watching in the first place thanks to frequent swearing (the f-word, above all). There are idealized scenes of romantic, recreational drinking. Teens assigned to read the John Updike novel for school should know that the movie is no substitute; it doesn't share the same themes, tone, or even time period.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Horror
  • Release Date:June 12, 1987
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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