Mrs. Winterbourne
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Actress-turned talk show diva-turned actress Ricki Lake returns to the big screen in this romantic melodrama as a luckless, pregnant small-town girl lost in New York City who boards the wrong train and ends up living a fairy tale when she… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 19, 1996
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

For a Cinderella story, it's sorely without magic.

James Berardinelli

This film mistakes action for energy, ridiculous circumstances for comedy, and a mismatched male/female pairing for romance.

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TV Guide

The result is indigestible.

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Brian Lowry

The brazen sentimentality at work here -- while effective in the context of what some might call "a chick flick"-- doesn't give the material much weight.

Mike Clark
USA Today

A watered-down star vehicle for chat queen Ricki Lake, the comedy lite has been flicked on none too delicately by director Richard Benjamin.

Michael Dequina

You'll be saying 'No, Ricki!' instead of 'Go Ricki!'

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Time Out

Lake is a rather chilly and distinctly unpersuasive presence.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is more of a movie to see on video, on an empty night when you need something to hurl at the gloom.

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Widgett Walls

Cute and relatively inoffensive. At times, even funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Absolutely charming romance. Brendan Fraser, for once, does not deliver an absurd performance. An Shiley MacLaine is wonderful.
jay nixon
this was an okay semi comic take on the old story "I Married a Shadow" but better to wait and catch "No Man of Her Own" with Barbara… More
Dean McKenna
Good heart-warming comedy as Ricki Lake looks so beautiful that she lost her own weight since <i>Cry-Baby</i>.
Leigh Ryan
Cute little film.
Hogans Hero
I really love this film. I dunno why. I think it's because Ricki Lake seems like someone you may actually meet. Cute story..and Shirley MacLaine owns it.
Sunil Jawahir
Mixed feelings but I like Ricci Lake and Shirley MacLaine in this.