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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11

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A poor woman is the beneficiary of a case of mistaken identity in this comedy. Luckless Connie (Ricki Lake) leaves home to move to New York, only to find herself stuck with no job, no money, and a louse of a boyfriend (Loren Dean) who gets her pregnant and abandons her. Despondently taking a train back to Boston, Connie meets Hugh and Patricia Winterbourne (Brendan Fraser and Susan Haskell), a wealthy couple also expecting a baby. Patricia notices Connie admiring her wedding ring, and lets her

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Feb 12, 2002

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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For a Cinderella story, it's sorely without magic.

August 3, 2009
Washington Post
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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.

June 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Lake is a rather chilly and distinctly unpersuasive presence.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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This film mistakes action for energy, ridiculous circumstances for comedy, and a mismatched male/female pairing for romance.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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A watered-down star vehicle for chat queen Ricki Lake, the comedy lite has been flicked on none too delicately by director Richard Benjamin.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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This is more of a movie to see on video, on an empty night when you need something to hurl at the gloom.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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The result is indigestible.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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You'll be saying 'No, Ricki!' instead of 'Go Ricki!'

September 14, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Cute and relatively inoffensive. At times, even funny.

September 17, 2004
Needcoffee.com

Completely artificial and charmless

June 5, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

An average Hollywood romantic comedy.

April 24, 2003 Full Review
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A waste of Fraser and MacLaine, utter failure of tone.

April 4, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

It would take a far defter comedic hand to successfully transform Woolrich's story from bleak and horrifying to warm and fuzzy.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Benjamin should be ashamed of making such a dog.

March 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

An occasionally funny mistaken identity movie in very poor taste.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Beware the hideous musical number, in which MacLaine and Lake attempt to sing "The Sunny Side of the Street".

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Predictability is its middle name.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

An anxious-to-please romantic comedy about mistaken identity that sounds vaguely familiar.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Mrs. Winterbourne

Absolutely charming romance. Brendan Fraser, for once, does not deliver an absurd performance. An Shiley MacLaine is wonderful.
October 27, 2012
cchclaw

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Good heart-warming comedy as Ricki Lake looks so beautiful that she lost her own weight since Cry-Baby.
September 3, 2008
deano
Dean McKenna

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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.
April 7, 2007
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jay nixon

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