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A Simple Wish is a fantasy film about a young girl who finds a fairy godfather and makes a wish. The wish is that the girl’s father will be able to make it on Broadway. Annabel and Charlie are two children of the actor, and they both really want their father to make it in the theatre world. Murray is the fairy godfather who appears in front of Annabel.

Annabel tries to make a wish, but her fairy godfather is late for an important meeting, and he leaves. He promises to return later to grant Annabel her wish. Claudia is a former fairy godmother who has turned bad. She sneaks into the meeting that Murray is attending and places a spell on the head fairy godmother. She then steals all the magical wands, except for Murray’s.

Annabel ends up finding Murray’s wand and decides to try to give it back to him. Charlie breaks it so Annabel has to fix it. She finds Murray, but he is being chased by Claudia. Murray performs a quick spell, and he and the children end up in Nebraska. Annabel then tells Murray her wish, that her father get a starring role in a Broadway play.

Murray then attempts to mess up another actor’s audition. He tries to make it rain in the theatre so the actor slips. Claudia finds them and turns them into dancers and makes them dance uncontrollably. Annabel then confesses where the wand is. Claudia then crashes into a mirror and can’t move, and the spell is broken on Murray and Annabel. They race to the theatre where the actor’s audition is ruined. He has a fit, and the producers decide they do not want him for the play. Annabel’s father is then chosen for the lead role. The film ends with Murray, Charlie, and Annabel watching the play that becomes a big hit.

A Simple Wish is an Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy movie that was released in 1997 and has a run time of 1 hr 29 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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| 1997 | 1 hr 29 min | 5.4/10
Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee, Francis Capra, Jonathan Hadary
The Bubble Factory
Michael Ritchie
Produced By
Michael S. Glick, Jeff Rothberg

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