For Richer or Poorer


For Richer or Poorer (1997)


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A marriage begins to fall apart after a man loses his job and his shopaholic wife has trouble adjusting to their new downscale lifestyle. ~ Jennifer Sankowski, Rovi

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Tim Allen
as Brad Sexton
Kirstie Alley
as Caroline Sexton
Jay O. Sanders
as Samuel Yoder
Michael Lerner
as Phil Kleinman
Wayne Knight
as Bob Lachman
Larry Miller
as Derek Lester
Megan Cavanagh
as Levinia Yoder
Carrie Preston
as Rebecca Yoder
Katie Moore
as Anna Yoder
June Claman
as Judge Joan Northcutt
Marla Maples
as Cynthia
Bobby Steggert
as Samuel Jr.
Rosemary Knower
as Grandma Yoder
David Harscheid
as Grandpa Yoder
Hunter Stover
as Baby Yoder
Scout Stover
as Baby Yoder
Monica Deeter
as Hanna Yoder
Richard Pelzman
as Jonathan Yoder
Terrence Currier
as Elder Joseph
Hal Handerson
as Elder Thomas
Johanna Cox
as Emma Yoder
Stefan Aleksander
as Jacob Yoder
Anthony Azizi
as Taxi Driver
David Maples
as IRS Agent
Wes Johnson
as Tourist Man
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Critic Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen are shallow New York socialites on the verge of divorce who become tax-fraud fugitives and pretend to be simple Amish folk. Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert they're not.

Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

I wish Tim Allen would go back to cocaine and stop making movies. In fact, the good of the world demands it.

Jul 5, 2004

Not a terrible romantic comedy. The Amish stuff has been done before, there are some moments in here.

Jul 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

No masterpiece, but it does have heart

Jan 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

A culture-clash comedy that's less a movie than an overproduced, four-times-too-long sitcom.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Bottom of the barrel comedy tripe.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

TV actors Tim Allen and Kirstie Allie star in a romantic comedy, and it's actually really funny. Of course it isn't the best comedy of the year, but surprisingly good, and enjoyable to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good hilarious comedy of a wacky businessman and his spoiled wife (Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley) go on the lam after a ballistic IRS agent decides to take them down. Things pick up when the couple hides out in an Amish colony - a part like Witness.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Tim Allen and Kristie Alley, a married couple, on the verge of Divorce run from the IRS and end up living with the Amish while in hiding, pretending too be suspected family-visitors. The story was great, the acting was great, and it was funny as hell. Caught some Critism because of how it imaged the amish, but, I think it helped the view on them more then took away from it. I love this film and everyone should check it out. Doesnt get much funnier..

Bobby Hobbs
Bobby Hobbs

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