As I watched Sandra Bullock on the People's Choice Awards...her wonderful acceptance speech and the little impromptu hug between her and Nicole Kidman before she went on stage...I was reminded of one of my favorite movies, Practical Magic. The main reason for my loving this film is due to the two main characters, sisters Sally and Gillian Owens.
Sally (Sandra Bullock) is the serious sister--she cares about her studies and is a grounded person. Gillian (Nicole Kidman) is the wild sister...running away from home with her boyfriend when she is a teenager and living a carefree life. But these sisters are very close, as sisters can only be. Despite their personality differences, they share a very strong bond and love each other deeply. They seem to have an psychic connection and each one knows when the other is thinking of them. So when Gillian gets in some very deep trouble, Sally risks everything to save her sister. Something a woman would do for her sister...I know I would. My sister and I are very close and although we don't live close to each other, we have this same unbreakable bond. I think this is the core of why these characters appeal to me so deeply.