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Abandoned by her boyfriend, estranged from her family, hugely pregnant and dead broke, Connie Doyle (Ricki Lake) finds herself on a train to Boston with no ticket and no idea what to do when she gets there. Then fate steps in: There's an accident, and when Connie awakens

she finds she's been confused with the other pregnant woman on board -- the one traveling with her eccentric and fabulously wealthy husband to meet his family for the first time. Somehow, Hollywood has managed to reinvent the hard-boiled source novel -- Cornel Woolrich's I Married a Dead Man -- as

a soft-centered candy of a comedy, and the result is indigestible. Lake, who was so effortlessly adorable in HAIRSPRAY, is awkward and curiously charmless. Shirley MacLaine looks simply Not Of This Earth, a painted, powdered, bejeweled stick insect in insanely expensive schmattes. It's a wonder

babies don't scream when she approaches.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Abandoned by her boyfriend, estranged from her family, hugely pregnant and dead broke, Connie Doyle (Ricki Lake) finds herself on a train to Boston with no ticket and no idea what to do when she gets there. Then fate steps in: There's an accident, and when… (more)

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