Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan in City Of Angels
REVIEW BY : Balki
|Synopsis: What happens when an angel falls in love with a mortal?
In this Hollywoodized version of Wim Wenders' "Wings of an Angel,"
the romance is as longing and deferred as it was in "Sleepless in
My Thoughts : I saw this movie sometime back in the summer and I am not sure if its worth seeing (unless ofcourse you are desperate!!). Both Meg and Nicolas Cage (this guy is tooo good) have sterling performances as usual.
The story : Meg is a doc, saving lives... .. and has a passion for it. Cage, is the angel who comes to escort one of her patients. That's when he sees this "cute" doc's defiance to accept the inevitable. She blames herself for the patient's death. Cage kows this is not true and wants to help her.... in the process falling in love with her. He reveals himself to her and keeps following her. (Maan I would think it would be kinda spooky if someone just kept showing up.. all around the place!!) But Meg (who is having a difficult time with her boyfriend) finds it all rather fascinating. She finds out the truth and realises she has fallen in love with Cage. Cage meanwhile has to make a decission to forgo his "angelic" powers to become human. He decides to make the jump to be with Meg. After a desperate search, he finds and confronts Meg, who acknowledges her love for him. But the story takes a nasty twist.
(I have purposefully left out the ending.... I dont want to spoil it for you)
MY RATING : 6 / 10
Cast and Credits: Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore
Directed by Brad Silberling. Distributed by Warner Bros. Produced by Charles Roven. Written by Wim Wenders.