An angel wonders if love can be Heaven on Earth in this family-themed romantic fantasy. Rev. Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. Biggs is devoted to serving his flock and his community, but things are not easy; membership is down, money is tight, the furnace is broken, and real estate mogul Joe Hamilton (Gregory Hines) wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. The strain is taking its toll on Biggs' marriage to his childhood sweetheart Julia (Whitney Houston), and in a moment of desperation, he prays to the Lord for help. The prayer is answered in the form of Dudley (Denzel Washington), an angel sent to earth to assist Biggs. The preacher doesn't believe that Dudley is a divine being, but he'll take any help he can get, while Julia, who thinks that Dudley is just another community volunteer, welcomes him into their home. However, Dudley is sidetracked in his earthly mission when he finds himself falling in love with Julia. Leading lady Whitney Houston takes the opportunity to sing several gospel numbers along the way.~Mark Deming
When you have Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Lewis, & Courtney B. Vance you know it's going to be great. A wonderful movie about a married couple who have there struggles in their marriage while running a church and then a charming angel comes to help them, but in what way? This movie produced one of the best gospel soundtracks of all times. Great for the holidays as well!
I enjoyed this movie at the theatre many years ago. I wanted the dvd for my collection so I searched the online retail stores and since I have an account with BestBuy..I purchased it from the best.for an amazing discounted price.
The Preacher's Wife is one of my favorite Christmas movies. It has a great sound track and stellar cast. If you're looking for a movie the whole family can watch . . . this is it. . .you won't be disappointed!