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Video Review: 'Mrs. Winterbourne'

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Mrs. Winterbourne

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
performer:
Brendan Fraser, Ricki Lake, Shirley MacLaine, Jane Krakowski
director:
Richard Benjamin
genre:
Romance, Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Some videos belong on drugstore shelves next to cough drops and Kleenex because they’re perfect flu remedies: diverting, undemanding — and not worth watching in good health. Mrs. Winterbourne, loosely based on a Cornell Woolrich mystery, is one such palliative. Lake is charming as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who, thanks to an accident on the tracks, gets mistaken for the aristocratic widow of a millionaire’s recently deceased son. Taken in by her new mother-in-law (MacLaine) and her ”husband’s” twin (Brendan Fraser), this Cinderella finds herself enmeshed in a plot full of marshmallow fluff. The ending is, of course, happy. Yours will be too, after taking your video NyQuil and having a good rest. B-

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