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Director Claims "Practical Magic" Was Cursed By A Witch

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You would think that a movie featuring two of Hollywood's most popular leading ladies, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, would be a box office hit, but that was apparently not the case in the 90s.

When Practical Magic, a rom-com based on a 90s novel of the same, was released in 1998, the film was a total flop. The movie centers around two witch sisters living in a small town, trying to break a curse that threatens to prevent them from ever finding true love. It had everything it needed to become an instant cult classic, but the critics were not a fan.  

An Entertainment Weekly review called the film " so slapdash, plodding, and muddled it seems to have had a hex put on it." However, something changed over the years, and Practical Magic was elevated to cult status.

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"It’s an unexpected pleasure," said Griffin Dunne, the movie's director, who hasn't directed a major theatrical release since Practical Magic.

When he was asked to share his thoughts on why the movie wasn't a success, and how come his career stalled, Dunne had a very unexpected and superstitious answer that may even be more interesting than the movie itself.

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