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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | | 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
Helen Hanft ...
Molly
Christopher Durang ...
Mr. Liddle
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Luis
Charles Pierce ...
Beau
Elizabeth Lawrence ...
Grammy D'Arbo
Stephanie Laurence ...
Choir Student
Barry Neikrug ...
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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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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Qué linda adivina!  »

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$9,689,816 (USA)
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Meg Ryan was considered for the lead role. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Demi Moore's character is in the butchers shop, the scene has her walking behind the meat case and the distinct sound of her wearing shoes is heard in each step she takes despite her character not owning any shoes and is supposed to be barefoot. . See more »

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Marina Lemke: That boy's tongue is long enough to cut his throat.
Eugene: I was just gonna say that.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998) See more »

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JUST FOR A THRILL
By Lil Armstrong and Don Raye
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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