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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 April 1996 (USA)
Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Brian Kilraine
Lieutenant Ambrose
Kate Hennig ...
Justin Van Lieshout ...
Baby Hughie
Alec Thomlison ...
Baby Hughie
Dr. Hopley (as Victor Young)


Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up. Written by Shannon Andrews <Shannon.B.Andrews@m.cc.utah.edu>

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The story of a girl who is going from filthy to rich [USA Theatrical] See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$10,070,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)

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Did You Know?


Paula Prentiss (the maternity nurse) is the wife of director Richard Benjamin. See more »


While eating lunch, in successive shots Connie and Bill move from Boston Common to Paul Revere's House to the Public Garden, then back to Revere's House; while the Garden and the Common are adjacent, Revere's house is much farther away from them than implied. See more »


Connie: It's nice to meet a grown man who's still afraid of his mommy.
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Fraser saves a cliche-ridden movie and makes it hilarious
30 March 1999 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

First off, if you want to enjoy this one, be prepared to suspend disbelief. The plot hinges on a number of incredibly unlikely coincidences, in the manner of '30's screwball comedies. It doesn't always work, but parts of it are so hysterically funny I'd definitely recommend seeing it. The script is uneven, with the first 20 minutes slow and somewhat depressing. But with the introduction of Fraser and MacLaine it perks up a whole lot. The central problem of this movie is that Ricki Lake simply isn't a strong enough actress to carry a lead role. Her Connie comes across as merely dumb, rather than vulnerable, and she's just not all that funny. To see how Connie should have been played, watch Sandra Bullock in "While You Were Sleeping", playing a very similar role infinitely better. MacLaine is terrific as the iron-willed, acid-tongued Winterbourne matriarch, but Fraser steals the show! He has a deadpan delivery that enhances the good lines he's given, but even when he's silent, he's funny. He has terrifically versatile facial expressions that can push a scene from amusing to hilarious. Also, Miguel Sandoval is great as the bossy, flamboyant butler. There is some great side-business between MacLaine, Fraser and Sandoval as the two men conspire to try and keep her healthy, and she sneaks around smoking and drinking. It's fluffy stuff, but these 3 experienced comic performers milk it for everything it's worth. That could pretty much sum up the whole movie: light on plot, light on plausibility, but very very funny. With a different actress exploiting Connie's comic potential this one could have been a gem. As it is, it's flawed but definitely worth seeing. The "tango" scene alone is worth the price of the video.

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