By Melissa Pierson
Updated November 15, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

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-

Mrs. Winterbourne

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 105 minutes
  • Richard Benjamin