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City of Angels
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
4.5 Stars
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Primary Location: Los Angeles First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Hoyts Branford
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1998 Category: Drama Romance Fantasy
Director: Brad Siberling Time: 113 min. Writer: Richard Reitinger

Reviews
Mine: Very powerful film about the nature of humanity and the power of love. Beautifully photographed, haunting. Meg is at her best. Ending tore me up. I know that many prefer the German original. I have not seen that entire movie, but I preferred this one. It is more personal and so more I think the impact is greater (not to mention my dislike for sub-titles).
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: An angel, who longs to know more about human beings and finds himself attracted to a hard-working female doctor, decides to sacrifice his heavenly status and fall to earth so he can experience love. Americanization of Wim Wenders' haunting WINGS OF DESIRE is--by the very nature of American movie conventions--less ethereal than the original film, but still only the climax seems routine and therefore disappointing. Panavision.
User Reviews:
Kim's rating:
3.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Even Cage can't ruin this one. However, the ending is weak. I love this movie, it's very romantic and tells so much about humanity and love. I think Meg Ryan is at her best here. The angels are very intriguing characters.
seven's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
It's a very sad and touching movie. It broke my heart at the end. I love the perspective of the way angels feel and belive. Very eerie and beautiful.
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Cast
Meg Ryan Meg Ryan as:
Maggie
Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage as:
Seth
Andre Braugher Andre Braugher as:
Cassiel
Dennis Franz Dennis Franz as:
Messinger
Colm Feore Colm Feore as:
Jordan
Robin Bartlett as:
Anne
Joanna Merlin as:
Teresa
Sarah Dampf as:
Susan
Rhonda Dotson as:
Susan's Mother
Nigel Gibbs as:
Doctor
John Putch as:
Man in Car