A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

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A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

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Gone today. Here tomorrow. See more »


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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

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A Esposa Surpresa  »

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$20,419,446 (USA)
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At 44:12, as Lucy and Jason approach the railing, a hand appears in the upper left corner for six frames. See more »

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Zelda: Are you crazy?
[points to squished fly]
Zelda: You just killed a transmigrating soul. I mean that could have been Beethoven, Boticelli... Jack Benny.
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A charming little story.
5 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

All right, so it's not the great epic of our times, but it's pretty cute. Gabriel Byrne gives a good performance as Kevin Scanlon, the workaholic doctor who falls in love with Lucy Chadman, a nonsensical suburban housewife resurrected a year after her death. Byrne combines wry humour and determination nicely - and is the reason I've seen the movie as many times as I have. Shelley Long bubbles as usual, in the role of Lucy, a woman who must choose between her old life, and her second chance for happiness. It's a cute 80's romantic comedy, and an enjoyable anecdote.


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