Preachers Wife

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Product Overview

In this romantic comedy, an angel accidentally falls in love with a young woman even though he is assigned to rekindle her marriage!

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40168510
UPC 786936125016
UPC 14 00786936125016
Format DVD
Release Date 5/19/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Clergy
Family (General)
Family Interaction
Gospel
Heaven
Romance
Self-Discovery
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this updating of 1947's THE BISHOP'S WIFE, a Baptist preacher unknowingly pays too much attention to his congregation, and not enough to his dedicated wife and son. Enter Dudley, a flirtatious, sharp-dressed angel, to help the couple build a new church and, not incidentally, reignite their marriage. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.
Reviews
Variety "...[A] likable, modern musical fairy tale....Director Marshall creates a very pretty, near postcard-perfect environment for this fantasy....[A] handsome piece with plenty of heart..." 12/09/1996
Chicago Sun-Times "...THE PREACHER'S WIFE is a sweet and good-hearted comedy about the holiday season..." 12/13/1996 p.41
Directors
Penny Marshall
Actors
Whitney Houston
Denzel Washington
Cast & Crew
Whitney Houston - Actor
Cissy Houston - Actor
Courtney B. Vance - Actor
Denzel Washington - Actor
Gregory Hines - Actor
Lionel Ritchie - Actor
Loretta Devine - Actor
Jenifer Lewis - Actor
Robert Nathan - Based On Novel By
Robert E. Sherwood - Based On Screenplay By
Leonardo Bercovici - Based On Screenplay By
Penny Marshall - Director
Miroslav Ondricek - Director of Photography
Stephen A. Rotter - Editor
George Bowers - Editor
Robert Greenhut - Executive Producer
Elliot Abbott - Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer - Musical Score
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. - Producer
Bill Groom - Production Designer
Nat Mauldin - Screenplay
Allan Scott - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 24449
UPC 00786936125016
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 124 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1997) Hans Zimmer, Nominee, Best Music, Original Musical Or Comedy Score
Image Award (1997) Whitney Houston, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Motion Picture,Loretta Devine, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture,Jenifer Lewis, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Houston,Whitney
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...generates much warmth and light.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...recapture[s] the spirit of vintage holiday classics.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times Washington and Houston...are terrific here.
Susan, Wloszczyna, USA Today ...as warm and cheery as a mug of hot cocoa on a frosty morn.

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