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A Simple Wish


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When Anabel (Mara Wilson) wished for a fairy-godmother, she never dreamed his name would be Murray (Martin Short)! Before you can say "SHABOOM," Anabel quickly learns that Murray is short on experience and long on excuses. As they are whisked into a hilarious whirlwind of magical mishaps, Anabel and the blundering Murray have until midnight to rescue her dad, battle a wicked witch (Kathleen Turner) and recover stolen magic wands to restore the world to a place where wishes really can come true.

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    • Actors: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Kathleen Turner
    • Directors: Michael Ritchie
    • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Live, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Dubbed: French
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
    • Studio: Universal Studios
    • DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
    • Run Time: 90 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: 0783227337
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,889 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "A Simple Wish" on IMDb

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    4.2 out of 5 stars

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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Katrinia Monroe on August 9, 2002
    Format: VHS Tape
    This is a really great family movie. I recommend it for anyone to watch. It is really cute and the music is really great throughout the film. I just wish that they would make a soundtrack of the whole songs. I would certainly buy that. It is a must see.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sheila R. Schultz on November 10, 2004
    Format: DVD
    What a clever fractured fairy tale. This movie has one of the best opening scenes - The Fairy Godmother Final Exams, where Martin Short, a mediocre student, is attempting to cheat,copying from the little old blue-haired ladies in his class.

    Very funny & sophisticated, appeals to children and adults.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Slagle on March 11, 2005
    Format: DVD
    The plot and cinematography of this film were above average, while other aspects were a little lackluster. The storyline was well written, and the casting was on target, however the mixture of computer graphics took plenty away from the film and cheapened it quite a bit. Quite dissapointing.

    You do get to see Martin Short in a most unusual role, and I'd consider this a must-see for any admirer of his antics. Robert Pastorelli (the crazed painter from Murphy Brown) plays a rather lackluster role. Kathleen Turner pulled off the typical "Evil Witch" role a little too well. Mara Wilson seemed to do a better job in "Matilda," but she was good in this film nontheless.

    I happened to get the Italian version of this film (alternately titled "Un Semplice Desiderio") and I will add that watching this movie with Italian audio on adds a little to it. Granted I may have never even seen this film if it werent in a lot of videos I bought from ebay.it :)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 2000
    Format: VHS Tape
    This movie is very entertaining to both adults and children. It is a fun and witty movie that you can watch again and again and still have a good time with! I would highly reccomend getting the video
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 1999
    Format: VHS Tape
    We rented the video and then went out and bought it. It's entertaining and fun for both kids and adults. If you like Martin Short, there are a couple of scenes that are really worth seeing.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frances Devine on June 9, 2010
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    I recently rediscovered this Martin Short comedy. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it for good family fun. Martin Short is hilarious as a bumbling but heartwarming fairy godmother who accidentally turns his first assignment's father into a statue. The entire movie is great fun with of course a very bad fairy, played by Kathleen Turner, involved.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Koldman on February 22, 2010
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    Great family movie, showing that wishes do come true. Great music, especially the Broadway show music! The late Robert Pastorelli plays Mara Wilson's father, and the movie has great positive messages for the family. Kathleen Turner was good at playing evil.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Praiser on January 31, 2010
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    My children used to watch this movie all the time when they were little. They still love to watch it so to them its a good movie.
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