Michael (1996) 1996 PG CC

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John Travolta plays a hard-living, promiscuous angel living on Earth who is investigated by two tabloid journalists who eventually learn from him the true meaning of love.

Starring:
John Travolta, Andie Mac Dowell
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

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Michael (1996)

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Genres Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Director Nora Ephron
Starring John Travolta, Andie Mac Dowell
Supporting actors William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton, Teri Garr, Wallace Langham, Joey Lauren Adams, Carla Gugino, Tom Hodges, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Richard Schiff, Calvin Trillin, Donald J. Lee Jr., JoAnn Fregalette Jansen, David Harrod, Jane Lanier, John Hussey, Margaret Travolta
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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John Travolta plays this role perfectly.
Mary L. Overby
Michael will make you laugh and leave you with a just overall good feeling about things.
"debbie-n-va"
This is a great heart-warming movie and is also very funny at times.
Jacob Rigatti

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ott on July 24, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a great movie, and like all great movies, it should be available the way the director meant it to be seen, in WIDESCREEN. I don't know what the studios are thinking when they only release full screen editions, but soon or later everyone is going to own a rectangular screen, and wish they had widescreen movies. I won't buy this great feel good movie until it's released in widescreen. Studios, take note!
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Jack on May 10, 2005
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The only thing wrong with this DVD is the aspect! It should be widescreen. If you agree, be sure to say so. Perhaps with enough response we'll get a new release.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on December 5, 2001
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Director Nora Ephron, whose forte is romantic comedy, takes a slightly different tack with this comedy/drama, which is certainly romantic, but with a bit of a twist; because this one relies somewhat on divine intervention as the means by which some people who have seemingly lost their way are finally steered in the right direction. Or "a" direction, at least; for when it comes to life and love, who really knows? And the real question is, does it make a difference if you believe in angels? A possible answer lies in Ephron's entertaining and ultimately touching film, "Michael," in which she asks you to be a believer; and if you can, it'll loose the magic upon the screen and you'll be treated to a satisfying cinematic experience, courtesy of Ephron's insights into human nature and a guy who just may or may not be one of those most ecclesiastical of creatures, an angel.
When Frank Quinlan (William Hurt), a reporter for a national tabloid based in Chicago, gets a letter from a woman in Iowa named Pansy Milbank (Jean Stapleton), who claims that an angel has been living with her for the past six months, Frank's editor, Vartan Malt (Bob Hoskins), dispatches him forthwith to the woman's residence, the Milk Bottle Inn (which she owns), to check it out. Accompanying him is fellow reporter Huey Driscoll (Robert Pastorelli), and a newcomer to the team, Dorothy Winters (Andie MacDowell), who is supposedly an "expert" on angels. What they expect to find when they get there is anybody's guess, but if it's someone with a halo and the proverbial "inner light," they are about to be sorely disappointed; because when they finally meet Michael (John Travolta, complete with wings-- but are they real?
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. Hoffler on November 11, 2004
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I thoroughly enjoyed John Travolta as a less than perfect Angel. He is believable as something that is not believable. Andie MacDowell is brilliant and charming. William Hurt is classic William Hurt. You don't need to be religious to enjoy this adventure. A very under rated film!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 15, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This and Phenomenon which also has John Travolta are my favorite "spiritual" movies because of the simple yet eccentric tones. This is the kind of angel I can believe in. He is what an angel should be. Fun, and human. Sure beats the fluffy size 5, flowing dress angels the marketeers push.
Not only did I like the adding sugar to sugared cereal, the smoking, the junk food and whoa sexual angel he portrayed but I loved his gentleness and the way all the actors worked together. Jean Stapleton whom many will remember from ALL IN THE FAMILY, William Hurt, and Robert Pastorelli who played the eccentric painter on the MURPHY BROWN series and Andie MacDowell whom I fell in love with in FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL all work so well together.
There is jaded humor, deep friendship, good Vs evil, optimistic challenges and sadly death. But it was interesting since the death seemed as close to any movie that convinced me that death is life as I have seen. It is also a movie that men as well as women will enjoy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rollergurl on October 22, 2004
Format: DVD
Great Movie! Touching, sweet, funny, and with a message. Live life to the fullest. I watch this and it makes me feel good about the world. John Travolta is so charming in this film. Not an Oscar Worthy film or anything. Just a simple, feel-good movie.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rg61 on April 28, 2012
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This is a delightful movie that merits a 7/10.
But the shoddy treatment by the studio merits no stars.
Movies should be released in the aspect ratio in which they were shown in the cinema.
When's the last time YOU saw a movie in a theatre (or theater) that was 1:1.33?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Monica Norman on January 27, 2008
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Michael is a fantastic, funny, uplifting movie that everyone should see. All the characters are perfectly portrayed.

The only request I would make (hence the 4 stars instead of 5) is that it be released in wide screen. There are some scenes that are beautifully crafted on film, but are lost in the reformatted version.
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