Good Witch, The 2008 NR

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Mysterious Cassie Nightingale moves to town, settling in a haunted mansion and opening an enchanting curio shop, leading everyone to wonder if she's a witch! There's magic in the air in this bewitching and alchemical comedy, great fun for the whole family.

Starring:
Catherine Bell, Chris Potter
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

Good Witch, The

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Genres Fantasy, Drama, Kids & Family
Director Craig Pryce
Starring Catherine Bell, Chris Potter
Supporting actors Catherine Disher, Peter MacNeill, Allan Royal, Matthew Knight, Paula Boudreau, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Jesse Bostick, Noah Cappe, Murray Oliver, Alexander De Jordy, Paul Miller, Nathan McLeod, Aaron Berg, Neil Girvan, Sophie Goulet, Rob Stewart, Jamie Ferenczi
Studio Living Arts
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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This movie just makes you feel good.
Rebekah Godt
It was a very entertaining and great family movie.
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Love this great family movie from Hallmark.
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92 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Kristen Maloney on April 27, 2008
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Catherine Bell (JAG, Army Wives) shines again on another project. CB just shows that she can do it all-first action -adventure, drama, and now romantic comedy! This time she plays Cassie, a sweet and mysterious young woman who moves into a town run by a stuffy wife of the mayor. Cassie teaches about tolerance and looking at yourself in a postive way. Very strong message for kids. My niece and nephew loved it and ask when will there be a sequel! As does their aunt! Buy it- wont be disappointed!!
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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By J. Kimberly on August 1, 2008
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Thanks to whom ever finaly released this movie, We have wanted it since 2008 when it was pulled right before shipment. I ordered 2 so my daughter can have one as well, We love the Good Witch now we want the Good Witch's Garden Please soon ?? I wish they would make a third movie since Jake asked Cassie to marry him. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we will.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Henriksen on August 2, 2008
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I am also very bummed that it looks like "The Good Witch" will no longer be available. I just adored this movie, and so wanted to get it on DVD. I wonder what happened to make them decide to make it unavailable, but I hope that it does indeed come back on the market in the near future. I wish I knew who to contact to ask about this and request more info. What a great little film though!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2009
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She was great as "Mac" in J.A.G. Now she gives us both The Good Witch and its sequel The Good Witch's Garden. She delivers a wholesome performance in each movie and proves once again that you don't have to strut a bunch of T&A or use the "F" word every other word to draw an audience. Hope "Garden" will be released sometime soon. Both movies are good family oriented movies. Kudos to Ms. Bell for her delightful performance as the good witch.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine M. Black on August 31, 2008
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After viewing many movies that paint the image of Witches in a very scary and bad light it is refreshing to find a movie that portrays the Wiccan folk in their true and harmoniously positive personality. Catherine Bell portrays to perfection the real charactor of a young witch who moves to a community after inheriting a legendary haunted house left to her by a relative the "Grey Lady".She befriends the chief of police, who falls for her--bewitchment perhaps?-- and his family and using psychology and insight gives realy good advice that helps his daughter overcome nightmares,his son befriend the bully of his school and the grandfather regains a new interest in life.She helps a derelect through kindness and opportunity to regain self confidence and he becomes a repectable member of society all because she shows him kindness and his true self worth.She gives him a break and he gets back on his feet again.
Her nemisis,the mayor's wife who is haughty and bigotted tries to have her driven out of town and when her two sons vandalizes the Wiccan shop she just feels that Cassie the witch had it coming and her boys were above punishment.Well the real turn around towards respect is a lesson to be learned by the boys when they are forgiven because Cassie didn't want their lives ruined with a criminal record against them. And as punishment the boys were made to clean up the mess they made of the shop.
This is a truely magical movie with a great lesson to learn and that is live and let live.Respect everyone and don't judge.Everyone has good in them and there is great potential in all of us.
I've watched the movie on the Hallmark Channel several times and I hope they plan to reprint and distribute.Of all the witchcraft movies I have ever watched this one gives a fair and human perspective to the time honored tradition of the magickal Healer.
Blessed Be and bright blessings.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By JBrad0728 on April 20, 2008
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Good WitchCaherine Bell in one of her best performances. Lesson to be learned - don't jump to conclusions or be critical to someone until you know the facts.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Karen E. Brown on October 2, 2008
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I absolutely loved The Good Witch, the romantic comedy-drama Hallmark made-for-TV movie, which I felt portrayed witchcraft in both a positive and a more realistic light. More importantly, the movie taught the virtue of tolerance toward people who may look, think, and believe differently than we do. This summer I was thrilled when Hallmark announced that the movie would be released on DVD, and then dismayed to learn that it had been suddenly pulled from production without explanation. After reading other fans' reviews, I was determined to get to the bottom of what had really happened, so I contacted Hallmark directly online. They responded, and I quote, "It's being held temporarily, because "The Good Witch" is being made into a series." What good news! Apparently, The Good Witch is a Hit! So all we fans have to do is be a little more patient, and keep watching the Hallmark Channel for more of The Good Witch!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Spatch3 on August 2, 2008
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Although the actors were not at all familiar to me, and the "feel" of the movie is typical made for TV movie/Hallmark fair, please don't let this stop you from seeing this great "feel good" movie.

It seems as if I have seen this movie a million times as it feels formulaic and clichéd but it somehow has a refreshing charm and character as told by a "witch" stranger who comes to a small town and moves into a mansion who no one notices at first. The closest movie I could compare this to in terms of theme would be Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988).

Ok, now for the witchy part of this review: The only God/dess mentioned is Isis, the name Cassandra's familiar, a black cat. Her jewelry is non-descript, and I saw no alters or ritual tools in the background sets of her house (believe me I was looking for them), except for the most recognizable "witch" tool to muggles, a round broom that would appear at "magical" times throughout the movie with its own "magical" music. There are Native American tools (dream catcher) and New Age tools (Crystal), but this only shows her eclectic nature. The character is very good with herb and salve lore. There are no rituals depicted unless you can call reciting a mantra such as "I will not dream of bunnies" a ritual.

To cannibalize Starhawks quote, the main character in the story Cassandra "Changes everyone she touches" both directly and indirectly for the better. The theme of "the truth/answer/solution/magic is within yourself, you only need to find it" is pervasive throughout the movie and Cassandra is the catalyst that helps the other characters work through their problems. Cassandra answers can best be described as spoken by an "old soul," as she is very wise beyond her years.
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