CINEMA: SAY AMEN! SAY AWWW!

If all angels looked this good and dressed this baaad, it would be as hard to get into heaven as into an all-star rap concert. Denzel Washington, an angel on loan to a fretful preacher (Courtney B. Vance) and his pretty wife (Whitney Houston), is really here to sell the miracle of star quality. In his gorgeous silver three-piece suit, Washington makes niceness sexy. His fellow teachers in this charm-school film are Houston, with her 60 beautiful teeth; old pro Jenifer Lewis as the requisite sassy grandma and, in the Grinch role, Gregory Hines, his magnificently phony smile romanticizing each act...

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