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The Substitute Wife (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  23 May 1994 (USA)
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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Pearl
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Amy Hightower
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Martin Hightower
Karis Paige Bryant ...
Jessica (as Karis Bryant)
Cory Lloyd ...
Nathan
Colton Conklin ...
Jack
Annie Suite ...
Mrs. Van Der Meer
Babs George ...
Mrs. Parker
Gena Sleete ...
Hattie Donahue
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Isabel Donahue
Lou Perryman ...
Saloon Keeper
Jonathan Joss ...
Black Deer
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Royal Spencer
Wally Welch ...
Jake
Guich Koock ...
Mr. Van Der Meer
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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Genuine humour prevails
7 February 2001 | by (Notts, England) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film televised on British TV, I enjoyed it so much that I tried to get a copy for 4 years. Eventually I managed to get a second hand copy - all this by a woman who has never bought a movie video in her life before.

This film is extremely sad with amazingly funny moments interspersed. Just when you feel like crying over the sadness of the situation (the wife suffering badly and dying from cancer, watching her children interact with another woman, who appears stunning, glamorous and frustratingly desirable to her husband) a character will utter something that makes you roll about with laughter.

The film isn't supposed to be realistic, it would never happen surely, but even so it makes a fine story line and does test your emotions in all directions. Don't take the film too seriously, take it as it comes and enjoy every moment. The male actor playing the husband is completely fantastic in his role. His expressions and wry comments have you fascinated from the word go.

Get hold of a copy and enjoy a non-violent, entertaining tale of sadness, friendship and honour.

PS: I'm NOT a woman who enjoys sloppy rubbish films, so don't write it off as a womans film!


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