Michael (Snap Case)
After the box-office success of Phenomenon, John Travolta continued to charm audiences with this 1996 comedy-fantasy in which he plays a grubby angel who's got one last good deed to do before heading back to heaven. Living peacefully in the rural Iowa home of an old, friendly motel owner (Jean Stapleton), the winged Michael (Travolta) is hardly the image of a perfect angel. He's scruffy, unshaven, eats sweetened cereal by the box-full and chain-smokes all day long. But when tabloid reporters (William Hurt, Robert Pastorelli) learn of Michael's alleged existence and head to Iowa to check him out, Michael soon realizes that it's his task to see that Hurt falls in love with an "angel expert" (Andie MacDowell) and breaks free from his habitually cynical attitude. There's more to the story, of course (and Chasing Amy fans will recognize Joey Lauren Adams as a waitress who charms the angel), but Michael is more about the effect that this enchanting angel has on the earthbound humans around him. Whether he's chipping away at Hurt's skepticism or attracting a crowd of women on a truck-stop dance floor, Michael is an enchanting figure, and Travolta plays him with just the right tone of humor, reverence, and effervescent charm. Sure, it's lightweight fluff, but director Nora Ephron specializes in lightweight fluff, and Michael is the kind of feel-good movie that never wears out its welcome. --Jeff Shannon
I love this fantasy film, but it needs to be released on Blu-ray widescreen. If you agree, then at the bottom of this review were it says "Was this review helpful to you? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eddy B
It was a real spoof on angels. John played a sloppy, dirty angel and won hearts in the film especially when it became apparent he was living his last hoorah.Published 17 months ago by P B
Excellent movie that I have been looking for on dvd for a long time, I have always loved this one.Published on Nov. 8 2012 by Marc
Frank Quinlan (William Hurt) is a writer for a grate American institution, a tabloid. His assignment, to retrieve an angle. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2006 by bernie
This film is brilliant! if i did't have much space for this review it would be enough to stop there! Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Jenna
and when I tried to peel the protection seal off, the printing of the cover started to came off with it.
Very bad quality.
No one is perfect, however, we here may try to be too perfect.
An angel on Earth is all they can be with love, hope, and charity. Read more