Synopsis by Mark Deming
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 bringing lovers together. However, Holly soon discovers it is not as easy a task as she imagined, as the village has more than its share of broken hearts and dashed hopes. Vicky (Susan Gibney), a rough but good-hearted woman who drives a lobster boat, is infatuated with Damien (Liam Waite), a college student who is working with her over the summer. Damien, however, is more interested in the college girls who are vacationing in town, while Vicky has instead attracted the attentions of Shep (Jim Chiros), the town drunk. With the help of Nicole (Cole Murray), a local woman with a passion for magic, and Mona (Amy Wright), an aspiring herbalist, Holly attempts to pair off the town's lonely people with their soul mates, but she learns that her interference may be hurting more than it's helping. Besotted was the first feature film from writer and director Holly Angell Hardman, who also plays the sorceress Holly.
love-potion, matchmaker, spell [magic], village, witch, witchcraft