Romance is the most powerful spell of all or so one teenager learns in this fun teen fantasy starring Robyn Lively ("Chicago Hope"), Zelda Rubinstein (the Poltergeist trilogy), Dan Gauthier ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Dick Sargent ("Bewitched"). Filled with sweet-natured comedy and supernatural appeal, Teen Witch will work its magic on you! Louise (Lively) is a shy misfit with a huge crush onand no chance of datingBrad (Gauthier), the hunky star of the high school football team. And when Louise discovers on her 16th birthday that she's descended from Salem witches, she uses her newfound powers to become the most popular girl on campus! But when sparks fly between her and Brad, how can she be sure it's true love and that he's not simply spellbound?
A 1989 teen fantasy, Teen Witch
is a somewhat corny, music-filled film about love, magic, and truth. Most teenagers dream of having the power to make anything happen. According to local mystic Madame Serena (Zelda Rubinstein), that's just what's going to happen to Louise (Robyn Lively) on her 16th birthday when she receives her powers as a witch. The once shy and unpopular Louise takes full advantage of her new abilities and is soon enjoying being the most popular girl in school, dating the star of the football team (Dan Gauthier), and terrorizing a particularly insensitive teacher (Shelley Berman). What Louise is slower to learn is the wisdom of being careful what she wishes for, that wishes sometimes have unintended consequences, and that when it comes to love, magic can cloud the truth. In the end, Louise will have to make a very personal choice between magic and truth and come to terms with the fact that, like spells, happiness gained by magic wears off. Perhaps a more powerful magic stems from believing in oneself. Teen Witch
provides a comical look back at the 1980s, complete with mediocre, generally irrelevant musical numbers and shallow, simplistic characters. (Ages 9 and older) --Tami Horiuchi