Besotted (2001)

A woman who casts spells of love discovers they don't always work as planned in this independent romantic comedy-drama. Holly (Holly Angell Hardman) is a sorceress who arrives in an oceanside community on Cape Cod with the intent of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 21, 2001
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The director and her capable cast appear to be caught in a heady whirl of New Age-inspired good intentions, but the spell they cast isn't the least bit mesmerizing.

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Rob Sharp
Village Voice

This story of unrequited love doesn't sustain interest beyond the first half-hour.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Hardman is a grating, mannered onscreen presence, which is especially unfortunate in light of the fine work done by most of the rest of her cast.

Megan Turner
New York Post

The whole thing comes off like a particularly amateurish episode of Bewitched that takes place during Spring Break.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Nothing here amuses or delights or rings true.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Like a soft drink that's been sitting open too long: it's too much syrup and not enough fizz.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

From the choppy editing to the annoying score to 'special effects' by way of replacing objects in a character's hands below the camera line, "Besotted" is misbegotten

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