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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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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