City of Angels (1998)
|He can remain an angel and live forever. Or he can forsake his immortality and become human on the chance that she might love him.|
"A romantic film (that) earns its wings. Newsweek
"The most powerful and spellbinding romance in years. The Boston Globe
"...a lyrical, unabashedly romantic film [that] earns its wings... David Ansen, Newsweek
Editor's NoteBased 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.
Cast & Crew
|Wim Wenders - Based on Screenplay By|
|John Seale - Cinematographer|
|Shay Cunliffe - Costume Designer|
|Brad Silberling - Director|
|Lynzee Klingman - Editor|
|Gabriel Yared, et al. - Musical Score|
|Robert Cavallo, et al. - Producer|
|Lilly Kilvert - Production Designer|
|Dana Stevens - Screenplay|
Golden Globe (1999)
|Alanis Morissette, Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture ("Uninvited")|
Golden Satellite Awards (1999)
|Gabriel Yared, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Score|
Grammy Awards (1999)
|Gabriel Yared, Nominee, Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television|
|Alanis Morissette, Nominee, Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television ("Uninvited")|
Image Award (1999)
|Andre Braugher, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture|
MTV Award (1999)
|Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo|
Customer Reviews of City of Angels
Except for the11/2/1999
Thanks to the MORON above who spilled the story, you idiot - now I wouldn't see it if I had to!
Overall, a 106/17/1999
All in all I loved this movie. I thought it was spectacular. I especially loved the cinematography, the shots were just captivating. However, I found the end to be very predictable and felt as if someone was trying to professionally pull my heartstrings. Yes, the end was heartbreaking, but I saw it coming a mile away. Disappointing ending to an otherwise incredible film.
I think that the move was really good until the end. It was so sad! He risked everything to be with her and she ended up dying. That was too sad, I cried for days. Everytime I thought about it I would cry. But I thought the movie was really good, that was the only downfal!!
I thought the movie was really great until the end, I haven't cryed so hard in a long time and it was tears of dissapointment not good ones at all. The movie was very well acted and the plot was interesting it was the end that totally broke my heart in two!