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City of Angels

Year: 1998
Director: Brad Silberling
Writer: Wim Wenders
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Dennis Franz
I wanted to like this film more than I did. The idea of angels walking among the living was intriguing, but the execution was slow and pained.

Cage is one such angel who falls in love with a doctor (Ryan) and gives up his heavenly powers to become human again just to be with her. What happens next is the most miserable twist in a piece of entertainment art since Juliet swallowed the poison not knowing Romeo was still alive.

There are some inventive visuals, but not much else.

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