• Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Mrs. Winterbourne

Release Date: April 19th, 1996

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2002

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

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, A&M Films

Keywords: Amusing , Love , Emotional , Husband , Sister , New York City , Engaging , 1990s , Wife , Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Of course, turning a novel by Woolrich into a light romantic froth is a little like turning King Lear into a musical comedy. But Benjamin has the right comic touch to pull this off. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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]

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Mrs. Winterbourne doesn't amount to much. But it's such a professional job, done with such glow and verve -- and the people making it seem to be having such an infectiously good time -- that it's hard to resist. Good comedies are easy to love anyway. [19 Apr 1996, p.C]

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