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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
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Molly
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Elizabeth Lawrence ...
Grammy D'Arbo
Stephanie Laurence ...
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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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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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¡Qué linda adivina!  »

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

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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

Marina Lemke: You know, you don't know zip about love or life, Doctor. I don't need you strewing your learning all over me.
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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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nice fable but Moore not entirely natural
12 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Marina (Demi Moore) grew up on a North Carolina island with her grandma and clairvoyant powers. She sees signs of her other half coming and Leo Lemke (George Dzundza) rows his boat on shore. She immediately marries the butcher and moves to NYC. Everybody is shocked at the pairing. Marina tells Robyn Graves (Margaret Colin) to stand up to love. She asks her psychiatrist boyfriend Dr. Alex Tremor (Jeff Daniels) to marry her but he rejects her. Marina convinces Leo to hire troubled Eugene (Max Perlich). Grace (Frances McDormand) owns the dress shop and Stella Keefover (Mary Steenburgen) is reserved. Tremor is angered as everybody takes Marina's advise and Leo is beside himself.

Demi Moore is blonde. She's so very, very blonde. She's trying to play a southern unsophisticated mystic. If you could accept that, then this is a charming little film. It's such an odd turn for her that it's bound to rub some people the wrong way. It's admirable that she tries to be different but it doesn't feel entirely natural. There's a fine fable at its core if you get through the blonde outer core.


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