A Simple Wish
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This comic children's fantasy from director Michael Ritchie stars Mara Wilson as eight-year-old New Yorker Anabel, who wishes that her father Oliver (Robert Pastorelli), a hansom cab driver in Central Park, would see his dream come true. In a thinly veiled jab at the overblown stage productions of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Oliver aspires to be cast in the lead role in a new big-budget musical based on A Tale of Two Cities. Anabel's wish is received by Murray (Martin Short), the very first male fairy godmother, a bumbler who predictably botches the spell fulfilling Anabel's wish, turning… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"Not even Short can make A Simple Wish memorable, often looking as though he's merely surviving the work, stripped of his killer instinct."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"The ensuing comic clash between inept Murray and smarmy Claudia is almost as funny as 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' and every bit as magical."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Above average kids movie. The girl has real brains, which is great for kids to see."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"It's not brilliant or for adults, but it's a nice, pleasant movie you can pretend to be eight years old with."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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