#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Seth is an angel who accompanies the spirits of the recently dead to the ever after. Seth has never been human and so has has never experienced touch or taste. When in the hospital however he comes across Dr. Maggie Rice, a brilliant young heart surgeon who is devoted to her profession and her patients. Seth has the power to let himself be seen but Maggie finds him far too mysterious. Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him – he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human. Seth makes a decision on his future, which does not turn out as he had expected.
Plot: When guardian angel Seth – who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles – becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.
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_**What goes on “behind the scenes”?**_
Released in 1998, “City of Angels” is a drama/fantasy/romance starring Nicolas Cage as a literal angel in Los Angeles named Seth who’s assigned to bring the dead to God and other duties. During one of his assignments he meets and becomes intrigued by a surgeon (Meg Ryan) and wonders what it would be like to be human. Andre Braugher is on hand as Seth’s angel friend while Dennis Franz plays a human in whom Seth seems to have an affinity. Will Seth “fall to the earth”?
I saw this when I was younger and it didn’t have much of an impact, although I liked it. Viewing it at an older age definitely heightened my appreciation and shows that this is a movie for mature people (regardless of age). It skillfully touches on heavy issues of which younger people don’t particularly dwell.
Based on the 1987 Euro film “Wings of Desire,” everything depends on if the film can convince the viewer that the angels are real and believable in the context of the story. It does so convincingly with a tone similar to “Meet Joe Black,” which was released the same year as “City of Angels” (later); and maybe 1990’s “Ghost.” If you like these two movies you will definitely appreciate “City.”
I don’t want to say anything more because it’s better that you watch the movie and discover its potential riches for yourself. The script is well thought out, although they didn’t milk the ending for all its potential, plus it seemed rather rushed, not to mention there are some glaring theological holes. Regardless, this is a nigh spiritual masterpeace. (No, I didn’t misspell that).
The film runs 114 minutes and was shot in Los Angeles, Malibu, Big Bear Lake, Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Public Library, California.
Everytime I hear Iris by Goo Goo Dolls I’ll always think of Nic Cage!
I’m about the easiest person in the world from which to jerk a tear, and this movie left me completely dry-eyed. Yes, it was a very Hollywood story, complete with quick, convenient character transformations & plot discoveries & a very predictable plot-line, but a well-done Hollywood tale can often reduce me to big, blubbering sobs. I think the main problem with this movie was the total miscasting of Nicholas Cage – I agree completely with those who say that had they met him in the hospital corridor as Meg did they would have been terrified & called hospital security!! There was no warmth or wisdom or charisma or anything in his portrayal – it was as though he was hiding everything that normally makes Nicholas Cage sexy & compelling in a mis-guided effort to appear wise & ethereal. Had an actor like John Travolta or Jeff Bridges or any number of independent film stalwarts been cast, some charm & a sense of humor could have shown through, I could have understood why he compelled her, and perhaps the story would have moved me, in spite of the Hollywoodish-ness.
Hated the ending
Loose remake of Wings of Desire that goes less for the artsy approach and more for the romantic drama. Nic Cage plays an angel who falls in love with pretty surgeon Meg Ryan. Cage, as always, is an acquired taste. His usual half-ham approach to acting is on display here. If you are familiar with him and don’t like his style, then you will hate this so don’t bother. Ryan is adorable and pretty and can cry on cue. So she’s perfect for this kind of schmaltz. Dennis Franz appears in a reworking of Peter Falk’s wonderful role in the original film. Falk was the best part of Wings of Desire for me. Franz is OK here but not particularly memorable.
Despite its flaws, I was actually enjoying it for the most part. Not loving it, but enjoying it. It was pleasant enough. But the downbeat ending killed the whole thing for me. Look, you don’t want to make a pretentious art film like Wings of Desire — OK, cool, I’m with you there. But if you’re going to make a mainstream love story, then stick with that and don’t give me some depressing ending. It made me feel like I wasted my time with the whole thing. It had nothing profound to say and certainly didn’t have the nice visuals of Wings of Desire, so it really needed to make the love story work. Instead it makes an attempt at the last minute to become something more than it is and it fails. Nice soundtrack though.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Brad Silberling
Writer Wim Wenders (screenplay “Der Himmel über Berlin”), Peter Handke (screenplay “Der Himmel über Berlin”), Richard Reitinger (screenplay “Der Himmel über Berlin”), Dana Stevens (screenplay)
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.39:1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm