City of Angels was apparently panned by the critics, but I love this movie. It gets me everytime I watch, tissues at hand, as I weep my way through. I cry at the scenes of intense longing, at the scenes of heartbreak, at the scenes of newfound joy...Miss Ninja was right, I really am a wimp!!
I don't know what to think about Meg Ryan...in the abstract, I have it in my head that I don't care for her acting, but inevitably I find her performances quite moving or quirky. She was wonderful in this vulnerable role.
Nicolas Cage, on the other hand, well now he's a another story...let's just say he's way up there on my laminated list. (A friend of Miss Ninja's said "the old guy from National Treasure - eeEW!" Apparently he's an acquired taste...I'd think it was just an age thing but she adores Johnny Depp, who's actually a tad older than Cage!) I love his intensity in this movie.
Ginger and I watched City of Angels this evening (I just bought it - found it in a bargain bin and couldn't resist)...she had not seen it before, and had no idea what to expect but judging from her reaction, it packed an emotional punch for her too. I'll ask her for her thoughts tomorrow since it's pretty late and she's gone off to bed. (I, on the other hand, will be up until 2am or so, waiting for Miss Ninja...she went to Newfoundland with a friend and her family. They planned to return earlier this evening, but the ferry was delayed for about 4 hours. I'll be a cranky girl tomorrow at work - I best warn my coworkers to run away, run away!!)
The City of Angels soundtrack is also wonderful, especially Sarah McLachlin's Angel, shown here: