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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Connie (Ricki Lake), unwed and pregnant, is heading to Boston by train when she meets wealthy newlyweds Hugh (Brendan Fraser) and Patricia (also Lake). The train crashes, and when Connie comes to in the hospital, she is mistaken for Patricia, who died in the crash with Hugh. Opting to play along, Connie gets in even deeper when she meets Hugh's family in Boston and discovers no one had ever met Patricia -- and that Hugh has a handsome twin brother, Bill (also Fraser).

Cast: Shirley MacLaine , Ricki Lake , Brendan Fraser , Miguel Sandoval , Loren Dean , Peter Gerety , Jane Krakowski , Debra Monk

Director: Richard Benjamin

Genres: Comedy

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Release Date: April 19th, 1996|1 hr. 44 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • With Lake at the center, something that could have been innocuous becomes painful, and a sure shot at mediocrity is transformed into one of the worst films of the year. show more

  • Happily, MacLaine (who can pull off these lovable eccentric dowagers while she's sleeping) and Fraser, showcasing a previously untapped flair for romantic comedy, keep Lake on her toes. [19 Apr 1996, p.1D] show more

  • But clever casting, and inspirational dieting, can't make up for this poor little rich girl's shortcomings as a comedienne. Under Mr. Benjamin's vulgar tutelage, she portrays Connie's coarseness coarsely, with an accent that seems to have come from Ida Lupino by way of Madonna. [19 Apr 1996, p.A11] show more

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  • August 01, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I enjoyed this sad tale of trouble;Connie(Lake) is a passenger on the train, and she is pregnant by her boyfriend.Hugh(Frasier) is also on the train with his lovely wife.Apparently,the train crashes and Hugh tragically dies with his pregnant bride.Connie is the survivor,who just happens to have the ring on her finger.Grace(MacLaine) mistakes her for her daughter-in-law-and son.BIll is Hugh's lookalike brother who is suspicious of Connie's motives.The Winterbournes welcome Connie into the family,but her boyfriend tries to blackmail her with the truth he knows.This is a real heart-tugger and I applaud MacLaine,Frasier and Lake for their performances

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