• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Richard Benjamin
    In Theaters:
    Apr 19, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 12, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Mrs. Winterbourne Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The result is indigestible.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 3, 2009
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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For a Cinderella story, it's sorely without magic.

August 3, 2009
Brian Lowry
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2008

Time Out
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Lake is a rather chilly and distinctly unpersuasive presence.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Michael Dequina

You'll be saying 'No, Ricki!' instead of 'Go Ricki!'

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 14, 2005
Widgett Walls

Cute and relatively inoffensive. At times, even funny.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Completely artificial and charmless

| Original Score: 1/5

June 5, 2003
Dragan Antulov

An average Hollywood romantic comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

April 24, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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

| Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2003
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Benjamin should be ashamed of making such a dog.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 52/100

March 2, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

An occasionally funny mistaken identity movie in very poor taste.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A straight romantic comedy that depends on Lake's charm and acting ability to keep it afloat. The result is disaster.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The plot remains joyless in its contrivances.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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This film mistakes action for energy, ridiculous circumstances for comedy, and a mismatched male/female pairing for romance.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Suzanne Tobin
Washington Post
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Lake Goes From TV Talk to B Movie By Suzanne Tobin Washington Post Staff Writer April 19, 1996 In this case of mistaken identity, Ricki Lake's career takes a dubious step from trashy TV talk show to B movie.

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams

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

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Predictability is its middle name.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

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

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
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