The Preacher's Wife
|Director:|| Penny Marshall|
|Writers:|| Nat Mauldin and Allan Scott|
|Director of Photography:|| Miroslav Ondricek|
|Editors:||Stephen A. Rotter and George Bowers|
|Music:|| Hans Zimmer|
|Production Designer:|| Bill Groom|
|Producer:||Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.|
|Touchstone; PG; 124 minutes|
|Cast:|| Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis and Justin Pierre Edmund|
|Based on a screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and Leonardo Bercovici|
Typical feel-good holiday fare, but worth the price of admission if only to hear Houston belt out gospel ballads that will send a chill up your spine. Her phenomenal vocal performances do cause a problem, though. She's so relaxed in front of the mike that it makes her uneasiness in front of the camera painfully obvious. His church facing bankruptcy and his own faith in doubt, Rev. Henry Biggs (Vance) seeks help from above and gets it when an angel, Dudley (Washington), arrives with a bang. Dudley is suave, velvety and downright lovable. He falls for Rev. Biggs's wife, Julia (Houston), who has fallen in the shadow of the reverend's problems. Lewis steals the show as Julia's prying, widowed mother.
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