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A Simple Wish
A Simple Wish
Actors: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee, Francis Capra
Director: Michael Ritchie
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2010     1hr 29min

When Anabel (Mara Wilson) wished for a fairy-godmother, she never dreamed his name would be Murray (Martin Short)! Before you can say "SHABOOM," Anabel quickly learns that Murray is short on experience and long on excuses...  more »


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Actors: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee, Francis Capra
Director: Michael Ritchie
Creators: Ralf D. Bode, Bill Sheinberg, Jeff Rothberg, Jonathan Sheinberg, Michael S. Glick, Sid Sheinberg
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Adapted from Books, Comedy, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Live,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2010
Original Release Date: 07/11/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 07/11/1997
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

2 thumbs up!!!!!
Katrinia Byerly | Arkansas, USA | 08/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a really great family movie. I recommend it for anyone to watch. It is really cute and the music is really great throughout the film. I just wish that they would make a soundtrack of the whole songs. I would certainly buy that. It is a must see."
A little of everything
B. Slagle | Knoxville, TN | 03/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The plot and cinematography of this film were above average, while other aspects were a little lackluster. The storyline was well written, and the casting was on target, however the mixture of computer graphics took plenty away from the film and cheapened it quite a bit. Quite dissapointing.

You do get to see Martin Short in a most unusual role, and I'd consider this a must-see for any admirer of his antics. Robert Pastorelli (the crazed painter from Murphy Brown) plays a rather lackluster role. Kathleen Turner pulled off the typical "Evil Witch" role a little too well. Mara Wilson seemed to do a better job in "Matilda," but she was good in this film nontheless.

I happened to get the Italian version of this film (alternately titled "Un Semplice Desiderio") and I will add that watching this movie with Italian audio on adds a little to it. Granted I may have never even seen this film if it werent in a lot of videos I bought from :)"
Fractured Fairy Tale
Sheila R. Schultz | St. Louis, MO USA | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a clever fractured fairy tale. This movie has one of the best opening scenes - The Fairy Godmother Final Exams, where Martin Short, a mediocre student, is attempting to cheat,copying from the little old blue-haired ladies in his class.

Very funny & sophisticated, appeals to children and adults."
Well worth seeing! Martin Short is excellent!
Sheila R. Schultz | 01/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We rented the video and then went out and bought it. It's entertaining and fun for both kids and adults. If you like Martin Short, there are a couple of scenes that are really worth seeing."