The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

An angel (Denzel Washington) helps a disillusioned minister (Courtney B. Vance) save his church and marriage to the choir leader (Whitney Houston) in this misfired Penny Marshall film. The angel reminds the couple about the important things in life and to retain faith in hard times.

Vance and Houston are the year’s dullest pairing in a movie that fails to generate any of the magic it aspires to. Also stars Gregory Hines, Loretta Devine and Lionel Richie. Rated PG.