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Actor Griffin Dunne improves a bit on his first film as a director, Addicted to Love, with this drama-comedy about a family of witches. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play spell-casting sisters of different temperaments: the former is a high-living, free-spirited sort, while Bullock's character is a homebody who can't get around a family curse that kills the men in their lives. A widowed single mom, Bullock gets into a jam with an abusive Bulgarian (Goran Visnjic) and is helped out by her sibling, but the result brings a good-looking, warm, inquisitive cop (Aidan Quinn) into their lives. The film has a variety of tonal changes--cute, scary, glum--that Dunne can't always effectively juggle. But the female-centric, celebratory nature of the film (the fantasies, the sharing, the witchy bonds) is infectious, and supporting roles by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as Kidman and Bullock's magical aunts are a lot of fun. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: English, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by 'Sandra Bullock, director Griffin Dunne, producer Denise Di Novi and composer Alan Silvestri
  • Interactive cauldron game
  • Featurette "Making Magic"
  • Featurette "Casting the Spell"


Sandra BullockSally Owens
Nicole KidmanGillian Owens
Stockard ChanningAunt Frances
Dianne WiestAunt Jet
Goran VisnjicJimmy Angelov
Aidan QuinnGary Hallet
Evan Rachel WoodKylie
Margo MartindaleLinda Bennett

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