THE PREACHER'S WIFE
Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney
Houston, Courtney B. Vance,
Gregory Hines, Jennifer Lewis,
& Loretta Devine
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures/Walt
Disney Company/Buena Vista
Director: Penny Marshall
Executive Producer: Penny Marshall, Elliott
Abbott, & Robert Greenhut
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Writer: Natalie Maulden & Allan Scott
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A remake of THE BISHOP'S WIFE, this superb movie contains winsome dialog, strong theological references to Jesus Christ, the Christmas story told in Bible readings, song and drama, constant references to God, biblical references to the church holding the neighborhood together, rebuking temptation, upholding the law of God, honoring marriage, commending prayer, lifting up salvation, and extolling forgiveness. It is flawed only by the "It's A Wonderful Life"-type angel explanation, but this is counterbalanced by clear references to God's Law and Grace. In fact, movies don't get much better than this one. It is an emotional roller coaster which leads us to confront the true meaning of faith and love.