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 - A Dad for Christmas), who along with the other town's women get behind the newly married Cassie (Catherine Bell - Christmas in the Air) to run for mayor and stop the bridge. But that is not the only thing going on in Cassie's life as Abigail (Sarah Power - Time of Death), a cousin she never knew about, not only shows up but 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 exactly 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 would lift this to being charming rather than what this ends up, which is 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 the movie 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 fun of it all.
What this all boils down to is that "The Good Witch's Family" is still a lot of fun but it lacks that something, that touch of magic which really made the previous movie a lot of fun.