Three Wishes (1995) - Drama, Fantasy

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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 6 out of 30 found boring (20%)

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Without revealing anything, I'll say that the ending was completely unexpected, in a bad way.

Too Much Boredom .

Despite being a smooth piece of cinema, Three Wishes is empty for most of the time.

Because all the time you're waiting for a fantasy to happen, and nothing happens.

Very enjoyable film .

So that's why the movie feels boring or too long.

If you don't like a good manipulator movie, you enjoy this movie because you'll laugh all the way through at the silly and trite things going on that are supposed to force you to feel for these characters.

Long, boring with a story not fully realized.

Lots of odds and ends thrown in- bedtime with Gunny, mom's friends, etc. It was entertaining and probably worth the 2 1/2 hrs.

No complaints about the acting as it is done as well as can be expected in this manipulative, confusing mess.


Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio is breathtaking as the quietly seething diplomat of a widow, steering her life and family through the slings and arrows of outraged neighbours, who welcomes an injured drifter, Jack (Patrick Swayze) into her home.

slow, delicate, wise, tender, nostalgic, wise story about a lost time, using the accuracy of small details for give roots to a film about fundamental truths, faiths and need of stability, love, miracles and importance of the family.

Maybe I was sleeping (Zzzzzz)and not the movie?