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Why "Practical Magic" is a Cult Classic

In the realm of cult classics, few films evoke nostalgia and charm quite like "Practical Magic." Released in 1998, this film has captured the hearts of audiences with its unique blend of sisterhood, magic, and quintessential 90s style. Since Warner Bros. announced that "Practical Magic 2" is officially in the works (cue the instant frenzy—yes, we were also among it), we thought we would dive into why the announcement of "Practical Magic 2" has garnered such a response.

For two sisters from a family of witches, falling in love is the trickiest spell of all.

Sisterhood Bond

At its core, "Practical Magic" is a story about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Sally and Gillian Owens, portrayed by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman respectively, are not only witches but also best friends navigating life's challenges together. Their relationship, from childhood antics to supporting each other through love and loss, resonates deeply with viewers. The film beautifully portrays the complexities of sisterhood—love, loyalty, and sometimes even conflict—all while emphasising the power of familial ties.

 


90s Aesthetic

Set against the backdrop of a quaint New England town, "Practical Magic" captures the essence of 90s style with its fashion, music, and overall ambience. The Owens sisters’ unique fashion, complete with flowing skirts, chunky sweaters, and witchy jewellery, epitomises the relaxed yet eclectic fashion of the era. The film’s soundtrack, featuring iconic artists like Stevie Nicks and Faith Hill, further enhances its nostalgic appeal.

 


Magical Realism

Blending magic with everyday life, "Practical Magic" introduces audiences to a world where spells are cast alongside baking pies and raising children. The film’s portrayal of magic as both a gift and a burden adds depth to its characters and storyline, making the supernatural elements feel surprisingly grounded. 


Timeless Themes

Beyond its enchanting premise, "Practical Magic" explores themes such as love, identity, and the courage to defy societal norms. The Owens sisters’ journey to embrace their heritage as witches, despite the challenges it presents, reflects broader themes of acceptance and self-empowerment. The film’s message—that true love and happiness come from embracing one’s authentic self—resonates with audiences of all ages.

The Practical Magic House

Perfection needs no words.

 

Practical Magic Inspired Rings

I can't wrap up this blog post without envisioning the witchy Dixi jewels that might have adorned the cast of Practical Magic. Let's just say... we're ready for the email any day.

Thorny Branch Pentagram RingSelene Goddess of The Moon Ring

Practical Magic Inspired Witchy Sterling Silver Rings

 

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