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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  25 October 1991 (USA)
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

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Dr. Alex Tremor
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Leo Lemke
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Stella Keefover
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Grace
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Robyn Graves
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Eugene
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Gina
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Molly
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Grammy D'Arbo
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams. Written by Rob Hartill

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It's not about meat, it's about magic. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Açougueiro  »

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$9,689,816 (USA)
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The picture was filmed during October, November and December 1990. See more »

Goofs

The opening and closing scenes supposedly show Marina in her Ocracoke (NC) home, but the tall, diamond-patterned lighthouse actually stands at Cape Lookout, about 45 miles down the coast from Ocracoke. Ocracoke has its own, much-photographed lighthouse, a shorter, white tower. See more »

Quotes

Marina Lemke: It's beautiful!
Leo Lemke: It's vandalism!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO
By Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins
Performed by Bessie Smith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Has its own charm, why compare?
11 August 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I liked this romantic movie just fine. Demi Moore as Marina is in earnest even though she gets off to a wrong start by marrying a man she "thinks" is the right one, but her feelings aren't based on solid ground as it turns out. Jeff Daniels is less believable in his role as a psychiatrist and comes across as being more neurotic than his patients!

Introverted Stella, played by Mary Steenburgen, is a charmer and her singing is almost the highlight of the film, at least to me. As well, a certain butcher named Leo is also captivated by Stella's modest ways and they are drawn to each other and soon fall in love. This only adds to the confusion in everyone's lives and doesn't help solve their problems.

The movie isn't a first class romance but if accepted on its own terms it's very enjoyable with a message or two about life and understanding. I tune in to see it whenever it's on, might get the video too if funds permit.


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