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15
Cast
Shirley MacLaine
Ricki Lake
Brendan Fraser .
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Richard Benjamin.
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Phoef Sutton
Lisa-Maria Radano.
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Mrs Winterbourne
Chat show star Ricki Lake stars in this Silly romantic comedy.


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Plot
Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up.


Review
) Ricki Lake takes on the role of a heavily pregnant white trash waitress who is mistaken for a society widow after being involved in a train wreck.

Taken in by her new adoptive family (headed by grandmother Shirley MacLaine) she discovers that her supposed dead hubby has a twin brother (Brendan Fraser) who — surprise! — happens to be single.

It's all a little too coincidental for comfort, and surprisingly short on laughs for a comedy, but nonetheless this is a light, well-meaning flick, improved considerably by Lake's scatty heroine. Despite having already lost 125 lbs, Ricki Lake was required to lose an additional 20 lbs before filming could begin.


Verdict
Similar in plot to the Sandra Bullock vehicle While you were Sleeping (which makes for preferable viewing.)


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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A Lovely Romantic Comdey.

Ricki Lake is amazing in this sweet rom-com as Connie who's luck had just turned for the worse as she gets pregenat from her dumb-ass boyfriend and dumps her, then she mets a really nice couple and then die. Then it's a case of mistaken idendity, bonding with the mother-in-law and falls madly in love with the supposed husband's brother. It's very sweet and romantic but not a lot of laughs and there maybe have a few too serious moments in it. In all, the pefomances are great from Lake, Shirley Ma... More

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