If you haven’t see the 1989 classic Teen Witch then you need to get on that stat. If you have a Netflix membership and aren’t spending your next free 93 minutes watching this ridiculousness, then you are seriously depriving yourself.
Actually, I’m fairly certain watching this movie will be good for your mental health. So there you go. The Doctor is in and she says watch tune in, turn on (the love interest is hot), and geek out (you’re not gonna feel cool at all while watching this but that’s a good thing).
For those of you without cable television or a penchant for sappy rom-coms with a mediocre 80’s budget, Teen Witch is the heartwarming tale of mousey Louise who discovers she’s a witch on her sixteenth birthday. Louise (played by that girl from Karate Kid Part III, also known as Blake Lively’s much older sister, Robin Lively) uses her new found powers to become super cool and date the hottest guy in school. There’s also a lot of musical numbers. Like this really random one:
You see, Louise lives in a world that is both enchanting and awful. Everyone spontaneously breaks out into perfectly choreographed happy dances. But no one shows up to her sixteenth birthday except for her friend Polly. Like literally everyone else was SUCH an asshole that not even one person attended out of guilt.
This surreal universe also seems to create a world of bizarre yet celebrated fashion choices. But you don’t have to take my word for it!
And in the end, Louise decides to give up her magical powers because that’s the only way she can know for sure that people like her for who she truly is–even though most people treated her like shit. Being yourself even if you’re treated like shit is just about as very special as it get.