The Preacher's Wife (1996)

The Preacher's Wife

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Movie Info

In an impoverished area of New York City, Reverend Henry Biggs struggles to keep St. Matthew's Baptist Church afloat. Funds are low, and Henry begins losing his faith. He prays for help, which comes in the form of Dudley, a handsome man who falls in love with Henry's neglected wife.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott, Leonardo Bercovici, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Runtime:
Disney

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as Joe Hamilton

as Jeremiah Biggs

as Marguerite Coleman

as Britsloe

as Saul Jeffreys

as Billy Eldridge

as Pizza Man

as Osbert

as Anna Eldridge

as Mrs. Havergal

as Liquor Store Owner

as Arlene Chattan

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as Deborah Paige

as Mary Halford

as Hanley's Waiter

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Critic Reviews for The Preacher's Wife

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (15)

There are many good reasons for going to see The Preacher's Wife.

Full Review… | September 24, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

The Preacher's Wife qualifies as old-fashioned Hollywood movie making at its corniest and most saccharine. But the mostly African American cast puts an engaging spin on the chestnut, and it works beautifully.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

For a movie that might have offered a new twist of the mistletoe, The Preacher's Wife delivers the Scrooge-like acceptable market minimum.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The Preacher's Wife is one Christmas picture that actually is in the spirit of the season. It's warm, sentimental, amusing yet serious, bringing fantasy to bear upon the painfully real.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Penny Marshall's remake of The Bishop's Wife is very uneven -- sometimes sweet or soulful, often stiff.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

As warm and cheery as a mug of hot cocoa on a frosty morn.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Preacher's Wife

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Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

Saw this one a few times when it was new. Liked it a good bit. Now I know it was right before Whitney turned crazy and as far from being like a preacher's wife than anything.

stormyweather980
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Nice christmasy, heart warming movie. I think this was one of the first movies I'd seen Denzel in. He has a great smile. Great music by Whitney. Her voice is amazing.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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