Girlie Night

THE CRAFT

Director Andrew Fleming
Year 1996
Starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich
Rating R
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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I've always been a sucker for the cliches in high school movies. You know, the mean popular girl, the incredibly winsome new kid, the snarky outsiders, the handsome jock who always turns out to be a douchebag. Well, THE CRAFT takes all of those vital elements, mixes them together with some magic and poof! AN AWESOME MOVIE IS BORN.

Y'all, this film is batshit insane, and I love it like Fairuza Balk loves overacting. THE CRAFT proves that magic really does make everything, including cinematic stereoptypes, better. (Well, until things go terribly wrong and you end up in an insane asylum but who's counting?). The new girl in school, Sarah (Robin Tunney), becomes instantly cooler when you realize she's a natural witch, while the goth girl, Nancy (Balk, who makes me wish there was an Oscar for Best Performance by Crazy Eyes) becomes tremendously freakier when you realize that she can kill you on a whim. Magic even makes up for incredibly unbelievable plot lines, like the fact that Nancy is poor yet still attends a private Catholic school!

This film truly takes the high school movie genre to the next level, and I hope you'll join me for the Girlie Night presentation of THE CRAY, I mean, THE CRAFT, where we'll yell "Witch, Please!" at the screen and maybe even get in a game of Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board. (Sarah Pitre)

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