The much-hyped movie version of classic sitcom Bewitched
falls victim to an overly tricky rethinking of the way familiar TV shows are transformed into movies. Instead of simply putting the characters through a large-scale variation on their usual paces, director Nora Ephron's Pirandellian conceit involves a behind-the-scenes story about a modern-day TV remake of Bewitched
starring a washed-up movie actor and a naive, real-life witch who's trying to kick the magic habit. Isabel Bigelow (Nicole Kidman) yearns to experience the frustration, heartache and bad-hair days mortals take for granted, even though her warlock father, Nigel (Michael Caine), warns th...