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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 April 1996 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (novel), Phoef Sutton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Grace Winterbourne
Ricki Lake ... Connie Doyle
Brendan Fraser ... Bill / Hugh Winterbourne
Miguel Sandoval ... Paco
Loren Dean ... Steve DeCunzo
Peter Gerety ... Father Brian Kilraine
Jane Krakowski ... Christine
Debra Monk ... Lieutenant Ambrose
Cathryn de Prume ... Renee
Kate Hennig Kate Hennig ... Sophie
Susan Haskell ... Patricia Winterbourne
Justin Van Lieshout Justin Van Lieshout ... Baby Hughie
Alec Thomlison Alec Thomlison ... Baby Hughie
Jennifer Irwin ... Susan
Victor A. Young ... Dr. Hopley (as Victor Young)
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Remake of a Barbara Stanwyck film, "No man of her own." See more »

Goofs

When Connie/Patricia first visits Steve at a motel, his room is on the ground floor, but when she returns later the same day, his room is on the second floor. See more »

Quotes

Connie: It's nice to meet a grown man who's still afraid of his mommy.
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Version of She's No Angel (2002) See more »

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Arranged by Larry Grossman
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Passable performances; horrible writing.
26 July 2002 | by whereverSee all my reviews

I've always wanted to see this movie but I have to admit it was disappointing. It's just so completely implausible and without logic that it's difficult to enjoy. Yeah, I know that fluffy romantic comedies aren't supposed to be realistic, but this one just stretches credulity too much. The worst deficiency is Brendan Frasier's chilly WASP suddenly and inexplicably melting into a nice guy. He not only changes his opinion about Ricki Lake but seems to completely change personality as well. One moment he's rudely questioning her every move and investigating her and virtually the next he's romancing her, tangoing her around the room and kissing her, and then proposing marriage! He goes from aloof to gooey in 6 seconds flat. It's just too much to swallow. What was it exactly that caused him to fall in love - her charming use of the words "tits" and "ass" at the dinner table? The haircut? (Actually, I liked her hair better long and curly). Don't get me wrong, I love Ricki Lake, and I don't think she was bad here, she just wasn't given anything to do, and we were never given any reason why Frasier should experience such a dramatic sea-change. If perhaps they'd shown that a few months had passed, or something to explain the abrupt turnaround. Frankly, everyone in this movie goes around like their brains are made of mush. I suppose Maclaine's alcoholic character has an excuse, but really, the extremely simplistic and downright stereotypical characterizations of everyone involved (rich people, poor people, gay latino butlers) were insulting. Maclaine, Frasier and Sandoval are excellent comedic actors, and do the best with what they can here, but the characters are not even close to real people. The only real thing I got out of it was drooling over Brendan Frasier, and frankly there are many other superior movies that can be used for that purpose.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Winterbourne See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,872,900, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$10,082,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,082,005
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SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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