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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Not the best; but, one of the most entertaining.
7 July 2005 | by (Gladstone, Oregon -- USA) – See all my reviews

Shelly Long has proved herself to be very versatile in comedy. While this is not a complicated movie -- nor one of the best acted, it is one of the best acted that Shelly Long has done. The story is simple, but one that I'm sure most people have dreamed about. "What would happen to my family if I no longer 'existed'." A perfect world is not available in life -- or death, but on the screen it works. Even though it won no awards for acting, I find that it is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen -- one that needs to be added to a personal library, along with one of Shelly Long's funniest movies to be seen: Troop Beverly Hills.


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