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Review: The Witches
The Witches
Animal, Inanimate, Animal
A boy called Luke lives whith his grandmother after his parents are killed in a car crash. Thay go to the seaside and Luke sees the Grand High witch holding the witches meeting there. The Grand High witch forces Luke to drink a liquid called formula 86 after finding him. It turns him into a mous ...more
From: Candalerio , 263 months, post #1
I thought that the kids were left in their mice forms at the end of this movie. Am I remembering wrong? Didn't the final scene have something to do with Luke realizing that as a mouse he would only have a few years left to live?

From: Ovid , 263 months, post #2
No, in the movie, the kids are restored to human form. Luke is shown being restored and as the good witch is leaving, Luke calls out "Don't forget Bruno".
It is in the book where they remain mice at the end. ( Actully the original ending of the book had the kids restored but Roald Dahl's publisher convinced him to change it - the movie's producers used the original ending so as not to scare the film's intended target - children ).

From: Candalerio , 263 months, post #3
I think there must have been two endings to the movie (that happens sometimes). I've never read the book, and I know I didn't imagine the ending with the boy still a mouse and his diabetic Grandma telling him she will take care of him for as long as his mouse lifespan allows.

From: Ovid , 263 months, post #4
The kids remain mice in the book. I have the movie on video and DVD. I've seen it quite a few times. They are turned back to human form at the end of the movie. I also have Roald Dahl's biography, he had urged a boycott of the film because it changed the ending of the book.

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