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The Governor's Wife (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  21 September 2008 (USA)
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A manipulative mother increases her plotting to stay in control.

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Ann Danville
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Dr. Heather McManus
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Nathan Danville
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Sheriff Carl Lovett
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Politician's Wife
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Lyle Rosenbaum
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Nathan Danville returns home to the Midwest ranch where his millionaire stepfather was fatally stabbed. He's joined by his fiancée, city surgeon Heather McManus, who does meets her prospective mother in law, Ann Danville, who clearly cares only to return to political prominence as when Matt's late father James was governor and hence expects Nathan to run for office, which he never aspired. After a duplicitous welcome, she scares off Heather and sends dodgy ranch handyman Keith Slier to make sure she stays away. An inquisitive TV reporter is silenced the hard way. Meanwhile Lyle Rosenbaum's clinic depends financially on Ann's generosity, in exchange for keeping Nathan's committed sister a silent patient since James's violent death. Written by KGF Vissers

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22 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Marilu Henner gives an over-the-top performance in The Governor's Wife, which I caught on LMN last night. The movie is very predictable to the extent that the viewer can clearly differentiate the "good guys and the bad guys" within the first few minutes. But, that is not important. This thriller is more fun than anything and it is basically just an easy way to pass the time when you want to veg out.

Henner is the "the Governor's wife" and she makes the most out of the character. In summary, when the Governor is murdered, Henner summons her son (played by Matt Keeslar) and his fiancé (Emily Bergl) from LA to Santa Barbara. Henner and Bergl instantly clash. Meanwhile, a series of murders take place, all somehow connected to the deceased Governor.

I like movies like this--they are fun, easy on the eyes and don't take much energy to stay engaged. There are some beautiful exterior shots of LA and Southern California. All the acting is pretty much credible except for some outlandish moments but they are more fun than annoying. Henner looks great. Worth a look if you have nothing else to do.


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