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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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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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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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Trivia

Demi Moore took over the lead role after Meg Ryan dropped out. See more »

Goofs

On the opening shot, a long sweeping fly past the lighthouse, you can see the reflection of the helicopter blades in the lighthouse windows. See more »

Quotes

Trendoid: I need veal chops. Lots of them. Now.
[Marina hands her package]
Trendoid: What's this?
Marina Lemke: Veal chops. Lots of them. Now.
Leo Lemke: *Wow*.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd (1991) See more »

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MY FOOLISH HEART
By Ned Washington and Victor Young
Performed by Stéphane Grappelli and Marc Fosset
Courtesy of Concord Jazz
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17 November 2005 | by (Atlanta, GA (USA)) – See all my reviews

I know, I know, it's basically a boiler-plate piece of Hollywood fluff but I really loved this movie. I am a hopeless romantic and thought this movie captured the essence of falling in love and finding your split-apart...er...soul mate. :)

Jeff Daniels is wonderful as the shrink who can't help himself as his world unravels and falls apart thanks to the whacky Demi Moore character. Demi is perfect as the ditzy but charming butcher's wife. I really liked Mary Steenburgen in this story... she looked beautiful and sang like an angel. I liked all of the little characters too. The music at the end is haunting and perfect for the finale which wasn't surprising but who cares!!!


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