A Simple Wish
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In this good-natured family-oriented comedy, a little girl wishes for a fairy godmother and ends up with middle-aged, klutzy Murray (Martin Short). Though he really wants to be a fairy godmother but can't seem to pass that darned written test. Claudia (Kathleen Turner) is a fairy god-mother gone bad who uses her newfound witchly powers to disrupt a fairy godmother convention in hopes of retrieving her long-lost wand. Anabel (Mara Wilson) is the girl who wants a fairy godmother to grant her wish that her widower father Oliver (Robert Pastorelli) land a role in an upcoming Broadway musical… 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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