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City of Angels [DVD] [P&S]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based in part on Wim Wenders's 1988 film, WINGS OF DESIRE, this is the story of Seth (Nicolas Cage), an angel who wanders the Los Angeles area invisible to humans. As someone's death approaches, he spends time near that person and becomes visible while acting as traveling companion during the trip to the great hereafter. His discovery of a distraught heart surgeon, Maggie (Meg Ryan), inspires him to forego his immortality and exist on earth with her as a feeling and mortal entity.
  • Credits
    Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Coppola, Nicolas Coppola, Meg Ryan, Dennis Franz, Andre Braugher, Colm Feore, Robin Bartlett, Joanna Merlin, Rhonda Dotson, John Putch, Jay Patterson, Brian Markinson
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Cage's performance [is] at once intense and ethereal..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...This New Agey take will still engage the heartrings of any mortal with the teensiest desire to believe..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It succeeds, thanks to Nicholas Cage's lovable puppy-dog-eyed appeal..."
    Box Office

    "...CITY OF ANGELS does a haunting job of creating a lifestyle and a look for its heavenly creatures..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...[Ryan is] sunny and persuasive....This is one of her best performances....There are revelations in this story..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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