Practical Magic is based on a novel as well, and if you get a chance to read it, you should. It's so different from the movie about witchcraft that they're practically unrelated, so it's rather easy to judge the movie on its own merit. In some ways, it's quite cheesy, because the film focuses more on the love story, but I love it. I think it's sweet, and magical in a different way. Besides, I adore Sandra Bullock and I will watch absolutely anything with Stockard Channing.