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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.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz, Marjorie Schwartz, Ezra Litwak
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2001
Paramount Home Video


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
Scott Baker
as Fire Eater
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Critic Reviews for The Butcher's Wife

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 25, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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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 H.
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

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