The Good Witch's Family (2011)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Chris Potter and Catherine Bell in The Good Witch's Family (2011)

The Only Okay Witch

With Mayor Tom Tinsdale's (Paul Miller) term of office coming to an end he plans to build a bridge across the river to link their small town with the city, something which to his surprise is not popular with everyone. One of those against the annexation is Tom's wife Martha (Catherine Disher) who along with the other town's women get behind the newly married Cassie (Catherine Bell) to run for mayor and stop the bridge. But that is not the only thing going on in Cassie's life as a cousin she never knew about Abigail (Sarah Power) shows up and also has a knack for magic.

Whilst "The Good Witch's Family" is the fourth movie in this series it is only the second I have watched and it is what I expected. It is cute, comical and easy to watch but not as cute as the previous movie "The Good Witch's Gift" but not exactly edgy either. I suppose in a way what is missing is the cute magical side which makes it simply charming rather than just simply fun.

But whilst "The Good Witch's Family" lacks something it is still entertaining with plenty go on. We have the town expansion, mayor campaigns, teenage crushes as well as a mischievous relative who has some sort of agenda going on against Cassie. All of this keeps things entertaining although with the exception of why cousin Abigail has a hidden agenda it is of course all pretty obvious.

Aside from that well some of the characters from the previous movie don't return for this one but the important ones do such as Cassie and her husband Jake as well as their children Brandon and Lori. And the same actors and actresses return and seamlessly slip back in to character, delivering the cuteness and comedy of it all.

What this all boils down to is that "The Good Witch's Family" is still a lot of cute fun but it lacks that touch of magic which really made the previous movie fun.