Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TCP: Supernatural

There are quite a few number of movies that I love in this category. The supernatural "horror" type of course is not my cup of tea. Of course, who could not love the Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings Series. All of these belongs to supernatural category. Another movie to mention in this category is The Sixth Sense.

For this week, my entry is Heaven Can Wait.

Dimly amiable L.A. Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton (Beatty) is prematurely called to Heaven by an over-eager escort (Buck Henry, who co-directed) after a traffic accident. When archangel Mr. Jordan (James Mason) discovers the error, he offers to return Joe to his body, only to find that it has been cremated. On the verge of playing in the Super Bowl, Joe demands a fit body rather than the old about-to-be-murdered industrialist Farnsworth he has been offered, but he reconsiders when he sees environmentalist Betty Logan (Julie Christie) in Farnsworth's house. Assuming Farnsworth's body while keeping his sweet self, Joe hires his beloved coach Max Corkle (Jack Warden) to get him in shape (after convincing Max who he really is), sets Farnsworth's business on an eco-friendly path, and romances Betty. Farnsworth's homicidal wife (Dyan Cannon) and secretary (Charles Grodin), however, are still determined to succeed in their plan to kill him. When Mr. Jordan finally finds the Super Bowl body Joe wanted, Joe has to trade his old self for the new life -- but will he remember his love for Betty? Heaven Can Wait offered contemporary yet old-fashioned escapism and tapped into the late-1970s vogue for nostalgic fun.


kikamz said...

sounds like a cool movie that is worth watching mommy lu. tragedy nga naman if you are sent back from the dead kasi it's not yet your time only to find out that your body is already cremated. meron ding pamahiin na ganyan sa pinas e. wag daw muna i-embalm ung body within 24 hours baka mabuhay pa yung patay. ay! naku, napa superstition tuloy ako. hehehe! thanks for sharing this one. and since di ko pa napanood ito, maghahanap ako ng kopya. hehe!

thanks for joining this week dear. next week, we will feature magical movies. till then, hugs and happy tcp!

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