Jack Nicholson was born to play the devil and in George Miller's adaptation of John Updike's novel he plays it for all he's worth. As a wolfish womaniser summoned by three bored women in a picturesque New England town, he's sating all of his appetites with a rakish grin. Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer play the women who discover their untapped magical powers by accident. The smart and sexy singles, out of place in the conservatism of their village, find happiness, however briefly, in the arms and bed of the libidinous devil but he's got his own ulterior... motives. Miller revels in the sensual display of sex, food and magic, whipping up a storm of effects that finally get out of hand in an overblown ending. It's a handsome film with strong performances all around but the mix of anarchic comedy and supernatural horror doesn't always gel and Miller seems to lose the plot in his zeal for cinematic excitement. The performances ultimately keep the film aloft: the hedonistic joy that Nicholson celebrates with every leering gaze and boorish vulgarity is almost enough to make bad form and chauvinism cool. --Sean Axmaker [show more]
I thought this was a brilliant film. I watched it with my mother, on one of our Sunday movie marathon's. It is an amazing film, with a brilliant story line.
Having Jack Nicholson as the Devil in this film was really scary, Before i watched this, I had previously seen "The Shining" which made me CRINGE at the thought of him, But after this film, He is so funny and back in my good books.
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George Miller directs this comedy horror based on the John Updike novel. Three bored and sex-starved single women (Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer), who have all lost their husbands, get together once a week for drinks and to fantasise about their ideal man in the small New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island. The morning after one of these sessions, a mysterious man arrives in town in the form of filthy rich Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), who buys a nearby mansion, and then seduces the friends one by one. They do not at first know that Van Horne is in fact Satan in disguise but when his cover is revealed the women, who are becoming more aware of their own magical powers, plot their escape from Daryl's control.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Only two casting choices exist to play the Devil: Old Scratch himself... and Jack Nicholson. The Witches of Eastwick took the better actor and this slyest, sexiest supernatural comedy thriller ever earned New York and Los Angeles Film Critics Best Actor Awards for the two-time Oscar Winner. Three modern-day "witches" (Cher, Susan, Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) yearn for Mr. Right in a New England town. Is the arrival of wealthy and irresistible Daryl Van Horne (Nicholson) a coincidence - or the women's unconscious sorcery at work? Production Notes Theatrical Trailers Interactive Menu Scene Access Actors Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher, Veronica Cartwright & Helen Lloyd Breed Director George Miller Certificate 18 years and over Year 1987 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles Arabic ; Croatian ; Czech ; English ; English for the hearing impaired ; Greek ; Hungarian ; Icelandic ; Polish ; Turkish Duration 1 hour and 53 minutes (approx)