Rough Magic
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Director Clare Peploe (wife of Bernardo Bertolucci) adapted this blend of noir mystery and magical realism from the story Miss Shumway Waves a Wand by James Hadley Chase. Bridget Fonda stars as Myra Shumway, an apprentice to a magician (Kenneth Mars) in 1952 Los Angeles. Myra is unhappily engaged to Cliff Wyatt (D.W. Moffett), a sleazy, Howard Hughes-like uranium heir who wants to run for president. After her fiancée accidentally kills her boss, Myra flees to Mexico in search of a renowned female shaman who may be able to teach her the secrets of magic. Wyatt sends an investigator, Alex Ross… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rough going."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Wild and zany film that mixes comedy with the magic realism of Latin American novels."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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