Male fairy godmother Murray ties to help 8-year-old Anabel fulfill her "simple wish" that her cab-driver father Oliver wins the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's ...
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Male fairy godmother Murray ties to help 8-year-old Anabel fulfill her "simple wish" that her cab-driver father Oliver wins the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken, and the fairies' convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.Written by
In an interview with the Nostalgia Critic, Mara Wilson stated that production of the film was a very hard time for her because of the recent death of her mother. She claims to have some regrets over her behavior on the set, describing her mind set as "being in a bad place". To this day, she has little recollection of making this film due to the depression she faced following the loss of her mother. She even says that she should not have been making a film at that time. See more »
When Murray casts a wish in the school corridor, the red paper and pictures on the noticeboard behind him disappear and re-appear numerous times. See more »
No, Claudia, No! You really shouldn't be here. You can't be here.
Now, how can you say that I can't be here when I already am? It's just not logical.
No, no, no!
This is my faithful companion, Boots.
Hi, hi, hi!
You know Claudia, since you left us, rumor has it that you've gone into the darkside.
Ha! A witch? Moi? Oh, you can't be serious. Do I look like a witch to you?
Well, you know, you really should leave because if Hortense was to see you here, I could lose my own wand.
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After "The Bubble Factory" at the start of the film, tricks are played for the next 4 frames: 1) "Feivbrsel Puctorus and Thn Beabla Uictsry Present" quickly rearranges itself to read "The Bubble Factory and Universal Pictures Present"; 2} "A Sheinberg Production" is first shown with "Sheinberg" rotated 180°; 3) "A Michael Ritchie Film" is first shown with the letters squashed to the right with the bottom of each letter unmoved - they each quickly right themselves; 4) The title is first shown as "A Simqle Wish" - the "q" then spins around its vertical axis, ending up as a "p". See more »
I am sick and tired of people criticizing films just because they happen to be family movies, or G-rated, such as SCTV Fan did in the front page User Comments to this movie. I am well into my 50's, and just happen to enjoy well made family movies! This one is well made. I've seen others recently, such as Bicentennial Man, Dinosaur, My Favorite Martian, The Straight Story, Disney's Tarzan and Fantasia 2000. My simple wish is, hopefully, that this is a trend away from the profanity and gore that makes up 75% of today's films. These movie producers are making such movies because: 1: they are allowed to, 2: the public is gullible to buy tickets to see them, 3: they can't take the time to make an intelligent film with language the whole family can listen to and understand, and action that is within limits of decency.
My Simple Wish is not quite up to the quality of the movies I've listed above, but I thank the producers for making it, and thanks to IMDb for letting me have my soapbox.
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