A Simple Wish

1997, Movie, PG, 90 mins

A Simple Wish
What is it that inspires filmmakers to grotesquerie in the name of comic fantasy movies about the inner lives of children? Not only is this the most unpleasant film about an unhappy child and her magical friend since BOGUS and DROP DEAD FRED, this painfully clumsy comedy features one of the creepiest supernatural benefactors imaginable: With his unnaturally red hair and feyly nervous mannerisms, Martin Short's fairy godmother Murray (affirmative action, we guess) looks like a child molester. And since Murray is visible to grown-ups, you can't help but wonder why none of them calls the police when he starts tagging around after little Annabelle (Mara Wilson). Annabell...
Released: 1997 Rated: PG Length: 90 mins

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