Synopsis: Out in California's San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a normal life. At the same time, across town, Jack Wyatt a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960s situation comedy Bewitched, re-conceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of Bewitched. He becomes convinced she could play the witch Samantha in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they're both right--but in ways neither of them ever imagine
Director(s): Nora Ephron
Production: Columbia Pictures
  2 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

It's perfect.

Oh, great.

I'll take it.

Wonderful. I'm so happy.

There's one thing.

I'm gonna need some references.

I don't have any of those.

Oh, dear, that's serious.

I don't know that we can do business

together if you don't have references.

Bye, now!

- Daddy.

- What's going on, Isabel?

I'm moving here.

To the Valley?

Why on earth would you do that?

Because it's normal.

You're normal. You're just...

I know. But I'm not gonna

be one anymore.

You have no choice in the matter.

It's what you are.

Orange is a great color.

Orange is happy.

Why don't we just paint it yellow?

We can't, we're gonna

paint the bathroom yellow.

Since when are we doing that?

They're arguing about paint.

Yes, I can see that.

I wanna argue about paint.

- With whom?

- With someone.

A man?

- Yes!

- Oh, Isabel.

I'm through with warlocks.

They're all like you.

Even when you and mom

were married... were casting spells

on other women.

Your life is total

instant gratification, Daddy.

- It's fantastic, isn't it?

- No. No, it's not.

Because how do you know that

anyone really loves you for yourself?

It's like those rich men who are never

sure why women sleep with them.

But women sleep with them,

so it's not really a problem.

I want a man who needs me.

Needs you?

Because he is a completely

hopeless mess.

Oh, no. You're talking about love,

aren't you?

What do you suppose it's like?

Oh, it's simple. You say, "I love you"

to someone you want to go home with.

And then when things get messy,

you say, "I don't love you anymore."

And that's pretty much it.

I feel as if I'm pressed against

a glass window.

It's right there on the other side.

I can see it, but I can't feel it.

I can't touch it.

- Does your mother know about this?

- She disappeared again.


Money. Money.

That was my last thing as a witch.

I wanna be like everyone else.

I wanna have friends and I wanna...

And I wanna go

to the Coffee Bean...

...where we all discuss our problems,

which are absolutely unsolvable.

You can have anything you want.

Every woman wants to be a witch.

I don't. I wanna feel thwarted.

I want days where my hair

is affected by weather.

Yeah, hi, what can I get you?

Scrambled eggs, please.

I am through with just snapping

my fingers and getting my way.

No breakfast after 11.

My absolutely last thing.

Don't do this.

You'll meet someone,

you'll get this close.

- And when he finds out about...

- lf he loves me, he won't care.

I'm going to get an umbrella.

Go on. Get yourself one.

No, Daddy. No. I mean it.

No. Never again.

- You'll get wet.

- I hope so.

I know what you're gonna say.

I'm a mess.

Get a grip, Jack. Get a grip.

I can't help it.

Hey, how do I look?

You look great.

- I look great?

- Yeah.

I always look great. That's a given.

- And the important thing is...

- What?

I have no idea what

the important thing is.

I'm telling you, I feel like

I'm about to go out of my mind.

You know, I want my life back. Okay?

I want my wife and my house.

I wanna be a movie star again. I mean,

what the hell happened, Richie?

Things were going so great

for a while.

Last Year in Katmandu.

It cost 140 mil to make.

Grossed 1.6.

The only DVD to sell no copies.

We probably shouldn't have shot it

in black-and-white.

But now you're gonna do a television

series and it's gonna be a hit.

So pull yourself together, man,

because you look like Don Johnson.

- But in a bad way.

- Okay, I got it.

- I'll pull myself together.

- Let's go.

And don't get all nice on me.

Be mean.

I'm gonna be mean.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron ( EF-rən; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002-03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. more…

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