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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 ...
Bicyclist
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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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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 film is a an example of the "Magical Realism" genre. See more »

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In several scenes Dr. Alex Tremor wears a T-shirt with a quote on the front which says, "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Plato. These are the words of Socrates, not Plato. See more »

Quotes

Leo Lemke: [reading grafetti on window] We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars... Quotation from Oscar Wilde's Lady Windmere's Fan, Act 3, line 305.
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Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

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GIMME A PIGFOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER
By Wesley Wilson
Performed by Mary Steenburgen
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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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