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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

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A clairvoyant impulsively marries a butcher, moves to New York City and has a positive impact on the people she meets, changing their futures...which in turn changes hers.

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen (as Marjorie Schwartz)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Marina Lemke
Jeff Daniels ... Dr. Alex Tremor
George Dzundza ... Leo Lemke
Mary Steenburgen ... Stella Keefover
Frances McDormand ... Grace
Margaret Colin ... Robyn Graves
Max Perlich ... Eugene
Miriam Margolyes ... Gina
Helen Hanft ... Molly
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Mr. Liddle
Luis Avalos ... Luis
Charles Pierce Charles Pierce ... Beau
Elizabeth Lawrence ... Grammy D'Arbo
Stephanie Laurence Stephanie Laurence ... Choir Student
Barry Neikrug Barry Neikrug ... Bicyclist
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Storyline

A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams. Written by Rob Hartill

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Qué linda adivina! See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,442,229, 27 October 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,689,816
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Mary Steenburgen provided her own singing in her portrayal of Stella. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes Dr. Alex Tremor wears a T-shirt with a quote on the front which says, "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Plato. These are the words of Socrates, not Plato. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: I'm just a troubled kid, Doc.
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JUST FOR A THRILL
By Lil Armstrong and Don Raye
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Has its own charm, why compare?
11 August 2001 | by lora64See all my reviews

I liked this romantic movie just fine. Demi Moore as Marina is in earnest even though she gets off to a wrong start by marrying a man she "thinks" is the right one, but her feelings aren't based on solid ground as it turns out. Jeff Daniels is less believable in his role as a psychiatrist and comes across as being more neurotic than his patients!

Introverted Stella, played by Mary Steenburgen, is a charmer and her singing is almost the highlight of the film, at least to me. As well, a certain butcher named Leo is also captivated by Stella's modest ways and they are drawn to each other and soon fall in love. This only adds to the confusion in everyone's lives and doesn't help solve their problems.

The movie isn't a first class romance but if accepted on its own terms it's very enjoyable with a message or two about life and understanding. I tune in to see it whenever it's on, might get the video too if funds permit.


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