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Witches of Eastwick
Short plot summary

Three bored women (played by Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) call into existence (by means of witchcraft) the Devil - Daryl Van Horne (played by Jack Nicholson) - for their unwanton sexual gratification. It all ends badly.

What our panel of critics thought

"They never teach you how to defend yourself in an attack by feathers. Even Monty Python didn't do that one, did they?"

"The devil's man servant: wasn't that the ambassador in Men in Black 1? I want my money back."

"Jack, I know you are only acting, but wash your mouth out with industrial strength soap and water all the same. You are only embarrassing yourself, young man."

Please tell me the ending or plot overview if necessary

The conjured up devil is their ideal man. However, whilst he makes them zing with sexual fulfillment, he also causes the death of a local Christian do-gooder. Following this death (by way of violent cherry vomit), the witches want nothing more to do with Daryl and scheme to see him off.

He feels dejected by this attitude, and subjects the women to their worst fears. So they scheme back, to destroy him by seducing him, and then summoning their witchcraft to destroy him once and for all. (This they accomplish by sticking pins in a voodoo doll, and the innovative use of feathers and fire.)

Ending: 18 months on and the women have children, Daryl is last seen talking to his sons via a television set.

Other comments

Make sure you have set yourself enough time to watch this movie as we find the ending goes on a bit longer than you might expect.

There has been criticism of the ending which some people find too violent.

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