The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
October 20, 2022 11:25 AM - Subscribe

Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled -- until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl's ultimate intentions.

Also starring Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Keith Jochim.

Directed by George Miller (Babe, Mad Max: Fury Road). Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by John Updike.

66% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Tubi. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I loved the way this ended, the sheer happiness of three women co-sharing a home wrested from a dreadful dude and living long and glorious lives. I saw this as a kid around the same time I saw The Company of Wolves, another childhood favourite, and the wolves/tennis court scenes have blended in my memory to a delicious shiver. I've never sought either out to rewatch because in memory they are so wonderful.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 6:54 PM on October 20, 2022 [3 favorites]

Veronica Cartwright was fantastic in this, all bug eyed intensity and righteous fury. Bat shit crazy and right about everything at the same time.
posted by Eddie Mars at 7:49 AM on October 21, 2022 [3 favorites]

This is one of my favorite movies
posted by one4themoment at 4:40 PM on October 21, 2022

I love this movie so much. It has literally nothing in common with the book except the character names and setting but that is a-okay with me.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:15 PM on October 24, 2022

We watched this last weekend on a lark and I'm so glad we did. Batshit all around and absolutely great fun. Jack Nicholson absolutely fearless about being humiliated, the inverse of a sex symbol. All three women just tearing up the screen at all times. A delightfully insane ending. I can't imagine not loving this movie.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:20 AM on September 8, 2023

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