Practical Magic

Practical Magic is a 1998 American fantasy romantic drama film based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The film was directed by Griffin Dunne and stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn, and Goran Višnjić.


In a small Massachusetts town, the Owens family have been ostracized for over 300 years after their ancestor, Maria Owens, used witchcraft to survive an attempted execution. Heartbroken when the father of her unborn child never returned to her, Maria cast a spell to prevent herself from ever falling in love again. The spell developed into a curse upon Maria's descendants, bringing death to any man an Owens woman loves.