The Rich Man's Wife (1996)

The Rich Man's Wife


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This is a domestic thriller in the Hitchcock mode with a legalistic twist involving that modern invention, the prenuptial agreement. Halle Berry stars as Josie Potenza, the unhappy wife of alcoholic, philandering executive Tony Potenza (Christopher McDonald). Josie is unfaithful too, but she wants to salvage her marriage and proposes an alcohol-free vacation in a remote backwoods location. Tony agrees, but soon after they arrive, he's called back to work. Angry and lonely, Josie goes to a nearby … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Amy Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 17, 2001


as Josie Potenza

as Jake Golden

as Dan Fredricks

as Ron Lewis

as Nora Golden

as Grace

as Cab Driver

as Bartender

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Maitre d'

as Instateller Man

as Cursing Hooker

as Bill Adolphe

as Police Photographer

as Gray-Haired Waitress

as Gangbanger

as Gangbanger

as Gangbanger

as Freeway Driver

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Receptionist
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 13, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Rich Man's Wife

Complete and total crap!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It would have been a better TV movie. They would just have to take a couple of graphically violent scenes. Just not very good: dialogue was weak and it was predictable. I'd say, if you haven't seen it at this point, don't bother.


"Say hello to Mr. Wall!"

Best line in the movie. I laughed for two minutes nonstop. It's a movie that tries to be a thriller, but actually turns out to be a big bore-fest with a lame 'twist' ending.

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