Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
After leaving New York pregnant and heartbroken, Grace boards a train that crashes, killing almost everyone aboard. When Grace is revived, she is mistaken for the wife of Hugh, heir of a very wealthy family. She is brought to stay at the mansion and decides to keep up the act.
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Winterbourne
For a Cinderella story, it's sorely without magic.
The brazen sentimentality at work here -- while effective in the context of what some might call "a chick flick"-- doesn't give the material much weight.
This film mistakes action for energy, ridiculous circumstances for comedy, and a mismatched male/female pairing for romance.
A watered-down star vehicle for chat queen Ricki Lake, the comedy lite has been flicked on none too delicately by director Richard Benjamin.
This is more of a movie to see on video, on an empty night when you need something to hurl at the gloom.
Cute and relatively inoffensive. At times, even funny.
Completely artificial and charmless
A waste of Fraser and MacLaine, utter failure of tone.
It would take a far defter comedic hand to successfully transform Woolrich's story from bleak and horrifying to warm and fuzzy.
Beware the hideous musical number, in which MacLaine and Lake attempt to sing "The Sunny Side of the Street".
Audience Reviews for Mrs. Winterbourne
Absolutely charming romance. Brendan Fraser, for once, does not deliver an absurd performance. An Shiley MacLaine is wonderful.More
Good heart-warming comedy as Ricki Lake looks so beautiful that she lost her own weight since Cry-Baby.More
I really love this film. I dunno why. I think it's because Ricki Lake seems like someone you may actually meet. Cute story..and Shirley MacLaine owns it.More
this was an okay semi comic take on the old story "I Married a Shadow" but better to wait and catch "No Man of Her Own" with Barbara Stanwyck a far superior film with much better acting.More
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