Date With An Angel
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This was one of my favorite movies from the 80s. It's well worth owning. It makes me feel good to watch it.
You fall in love with the characters and the story, and the film has several hilarious moments, like when the angel charms the attack dog from next door, and then Patty's dad comes to berate Jim and then sees the angel and is charmed by her mere presence, then the moment the angel and Jim go inside the attack dog turns vicious again and attacks the dad! (Remember this is a comedy, so the guy doesn't really get hurt or anything, he just runs away terrified with the dog chewing on his pant leg.) O.K., the film's one real weakness is the singing "Love Bug" guy, who is more annoying than anything eles. Otherwise, this film is pure enjoyment beginning to end. The music score is excellent as well. I just wish I knew how to reach the people who made this movie so I could tell them myself how much I love it.
This one is every bit as good as SPLASH and deserves as much recognition as that film.
Jim is getting ready to marry his fiance Patty, a spoiled daddy's girl, when his plans are thrown into a loop. It all begins with his friends kidnapping him for his surprise bachelor party, the moring after which he finds a beautiful angel unconcious in his pool. Jim's attempts to help the angel get home complicates his life in more ways then he has ever imagined and both hilarity and romance ensue.
Date with an Angel is totally worth watching. Both adorable and funny, it will entertain pretty much anyone who sits down to watch it. If you are looking for a fun movie to watch with the whole family or just for a night with your friends, then you need look no further than this unsung 80's gem.
It has a magical heavenly quality to it that is a must see!!!!!!
The overarching plot elements are all present: the ethereal innocent sent to save a sensitive man who has difficulty with earthly relationships, the annoying-yet-redeemable pseudo-antagonist(s) who seeks to use this ethereal creature for profit and recognition, and the rescue of this being leading to the satisfying-if-unrealistic conclusion. Where Date With An Angel fails, however, is in its apparent attempts to stray from the formula displayed so well in Splash! Michael Knight's character is nearly as flawless as his actor's name implies, the supporting (and I use the term loosely) cast is virtually entirely negative, and yet the antagonists are not so much threatening as comically sociopathic. Character growth is in essence absent save in Phoebe Cates' character, whose severe emotional problems remind us of her role in Gremlins and its sequel, yet her development only takes her deeper into a psychosis which is painful to watch especially as it is treated so lightly.
However the true sunshine in this movie is present in Emmanuelle Beart's portrayal of the angel. Though the magnificently-beautiful actress and her lovely French accent are muted throughout most of the film (either to prevent her character from revealing Heavenly mysteries or as another nod to Splash!Read more ›
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One of my favorite movies growing up! I'm so glad I was able to find it and see it again!Published 6 months ago by Gabi V
Love this movie. I could only hope that my Angel looks like that.Published 7 months ago by Amazon shopper
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