The Butcher's Wife

  • 1991
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Fantasy, Romance

Another addition to the welcome recent crop of adult romantic comedies, THE BUTCHER'S WIFE sadly treads old ground, and wastes the talents of its marvelous cast. Marina (Demi Moore) is a clairvoyant who lives with her grandmother on an island off the North Carolina coast, waiting for supernatural signs that love will come her way. Expecting a dashing young...read more

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Another addition to the welcome recent crop of adult romantic comedies, THE BUTCHER'S WIFE sadly treads old ground, and wastes the talents of its marvelous cast. Marina (Demi Moore) is a clairvoyant who lives with her grandmother on an island off the North Carolina coast, waiting for

supernatural signs that love will come her way. Expecting a dashing young swain, she is surprised when New York butcher Leo (George Dzundza) unexpectedly shows up on her island. Nonetheless, she throws herself at him, and they're married immediately. He takes her to his home, where she fits in

almost too well, offering advice and predictions to all his customers and neighbors. But trouble arises when Leo becomes attracted to lonely Stella (Mary Steenburgen). Director Terry Hughes, best known for TV's "The Golden Girls" sitcom, doesn't seem to know how to move a feature-length narrative:

the film feels like a series of vignettes casually strung together.

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  • Released: 1991
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Another addition to the welcome recent crop of adult romantic comedies, THE BUTCHER'S WIFE sadly treads old ground, and wastes the talents of its marvelous cast. Marina (Demi Moore) is a clairvoyant who lives with her grandmother on an island off the North… (more)

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