Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 1996, A&M Films.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel I Married A Dead Man by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

Awkward comedy by Richard Benjamin (Mermaids) about a down-on-her-luck  accidentally trading places with a rich, married woman when they are both involved in a train accident along with the woman’s husband (). Mistaken for the other woman, the single and pregnant Lake is brought to her so-called husband’s home to live with her mother-in-law (a sparkling Shirley MacLaine) and her “husband’s” twin brother (also Fraser). Funny premise, but the jokes are flat and so is the script, one which calls for the two lead actresses to thoroughly embarrass themselves by accidentally breaking out into “On The Sunny Side of the Street” at an afternoon party.

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