Rated: Not Rated | Running Time: 112 Minutes
From: IFC Midnight
Available on Digital Platforms and now released on Blu-ray, October 5, 2021
Get it via : Amazon
Women. Sometimes all men can do is bitch about them.
Men. Sometimes all women can do is eat them.
Welcome to “Witching and Bitching,” a fun, weird movie where a group of thieves might have been better off treating their women a little nicer.
Set in Spain (the film is in Spanish with English subtitles), our movie begins as we get introduced to some witches. As witches sometimes do they are making a weird kind of brew and discover their ills can be cured with some gold.
Enter our men.
Looking for a quick score at a pawn shop, our gang of bumbling thieves decide the best way to rob the shop is to dress as furries and historical characters, infiltrate the normal folk, then rob the shop of gold rings.
Ah, but things aren’t that simple as Jose (Hugo Silva) and Tony (Mario Casas), along with Jose’s son, have things go wrong, there’s a gunfight, blood, and oh, no, poor Sponge-bob-ish looking dude!
What to do?
Ahh, let’s hijack a taxi and get out of town, heading to France.
Seems like a plan, especially as they get away from the cops, only Jose’s ex isn’t too thrilled that her son is involved in a robbery. The ex, however, is the least of Jose’s worry as our band of heroes find themselves in a small town in the north of Spain.
Yup, they need a pit stop, find some bizarre house, and little do they know that the place is inhabited by witches who are getting ready for some weird, witch ritual. Mayhem erupts, we find out who is looking through the hole in the floor, and the world might be safe from the witches taking over, well, at least for a little while.
I think the thing I liked about “Witching and Bitching” is that it didn’t try to take itself too seriously. The witch story was a hoot, the heist portion was fun and over the top, and sure, there are a lot of things that would never happen in real life, well, at least I hope not, like women flying around, walking on the ceiling, and liking brooms a little too much, but it’s a great mix of a touch of horror with silliness.
As entertaining as the first acts were, the best scenes I felt were at the end, the dinner with people running everywhere, and then the final, ritual scene. You will probably never get the image of the big-ass witch out of your head!
At the end of the day I’m giving “Witching and Bitching” 3 1/2 stars out of 5. It’s not a masterpiece, but it is damn entertaining.
For the Blu-ray the extras were kind of normal, but it was interesting seeing how they pulled off the heist shoot in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, especially since there was no way to shut the area down for a movie shoot.
Grab some popcorn, maybe drink some frog’s blood, and enjoy a fun look at why men should treat their women better!
That’s it for this one! L8R!!