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The Butcher's Wife (1991)




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A clairvoyant woman is able to use her psychic powers to help the folks in her neighborhood but fails to predict that her butcher husband will fall in love with another woman. This comic fantasy charts the various romantic detours and conflicts that result from her paranormal meddling.

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Demi Moore
as Marina Lemke
Jeff Daniels
as Dr. Alex Tremor
George Dzundza
as Leo Lemke
Mary Steenburgen
as Stella Keefover
Margaret Colin
as Robyn Graves
Carol Lombard Kids
as Church Choir
Elizabeth Lawrence
as Grammy D'Arbo
Stephanie Laurence
as Choir Student
Barry Neikrug
as Bicylist
Ed Kenney
as Uncle Chauncy
Stephanie Lawrence
as Choir Student
Thomas Mikal Ford
as Transvestite
Sam Menning
as Doorman
Steve Love
as Skater in the Park
Sara Noel Herring
as Young Marina
Ken Fritz
as Street Sweeper
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Critic Reviews for The Butcher's Wife

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Brushing your teeth is more fun

March 11, 2006

One of the reasons we don't miss Demi.

September 6, 2004

Unfortunately happens to star Demi Moore.

February 4, 2004

Sappy, insincere and really quite boring.

July 26, 2002

The first half of the film is dreadfully contrived and artificial, from the uneven acting to the stereotype-filled script, to the aforementioned set and production design.

Full Review… | November 17, 2001
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Audience Reviews for The Butcher's Wife

That's one of the reason why I hate several romantic comedys.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

This is one of those films that I would generally find irritatingly boring and bad. I'm not a fan of Demi Moore as she's never done anything that's made me go 'Wow!' However, I have to say that I actually enjoyed this movie for what it was. It's a romantic fantasy wracked with all sorts of bad cliche. As a movie that's bathed in sappiness this one does the trick. The acting isn't terribly good, but it manages to find some kind of redeeming heart. If there is any message to this pretty good garbage its that maybe just when we think we found the right person were meant to be with, it turns out we were wrong and its actually someone else. This is also the failing of the movie which should've been taken a little more seriously. Still it wasn't as bad as the critics made it out to be. Some of us like this crap.

Kevin Hunter
Kevin Hunter

Demi Moore is so kooky and loveable and Jeff Daniels is so sweet. Its a little messed up but all in all a great movie.

Toni Hernandez
Toni Hernandez

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