Critic's Corner
Desson Howe - Style section, "A hopeless thing with feathers."

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Scene from this movie A grungy individual in Iowa claims to be Heaven's most famous angel. He hardly looks the part. He's an archangel, he explains to the three skeptical reporters from the National Mirror who have come to check his authenticity. He was built for battle with the Devil, not celestial saintliness. Michael's claim would be easy to laugh off except for one thing: the very real set of wings on his back.

To these Chicago tabloid journalists, Michael is their ticket to the front page. Michael agrees to make the trip from Iowa to Chicago, but he insists on driving. The journalists have no choice but to embark on a quasi-yellow-brick-road journey through one of the cheesiest road movies ever conceived. -- Desson Howe
Rated PG

Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: John Travolta; Andie MacDowell; William Hurt; Bob Hoskins
Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Filmographies: John Travolta; Andie MacDowell; William Hurt; Bob Hoskins