USA | 1987 | 118 min | 14A
If you’re looking for a movie that portrays a trio of women who discover witchcraft as a form of feminist empowerment, this is NOT the movie for you.
In fact, this movie has been described as male-gazey, heteronormative, kinda gross, and anti-feminist. It introduces us to Jack Nicholson as the devil, whose name is Daryl Van Horne (lame!) and who sports a dumb ponytail and seduces women in his satin bathrobe. DVH–as his licence plate says–arrives on scene when our three, female protagonists (played by Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) conjure him as ‘the perfect man’ over martinis one Thursday evening.
Over many meals, tennis matches, bedroom fourplay, and random parties with pink balloons, all three women fall under the spell of Daryl Van Horne, and in turn discover their own powers and sexual prowess.
Directed by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), who had never before filmed a movie in the USA, this film has a lot of cringe-worthy moments. That being said, it also has killer fashion, a gagillion WTF moments that will make you laugh, stars three queens of Hollywood who eventually take control of their power to exact revenge, and features numerous meals in DVH’s mansion, as well as an iconic, cherry pit/vomit scene. – CORA JAMES
Director: George Miller
Cast: Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jack Nicholson
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