The Butcher's Wife

Lovelorn psychic Marina (Moore) wafts about her North Carolina look-out tower, putting all her considerable mental energies into finding Mr Right. Tell-tale signs indicate a lover is on his way, and before you can say crystal ball, the tide washes up portly New York butcher Leo (Dzundza). Is this fate, or did Leo simply make a wrong turn at the last island? Within days they're married and setting up home in Greenwich Village, where Marina starts dishing out clairvoyant advice with the pork chops, a development which pleases everyone but Leo and psychiatrist Dr Alex Tremor (Daniels). Moore sports blonde hair and - less convincingly - a Southern accent, but these are the only elements which jar in this hugely engaging romantic comedy. Hughes' direction and crisp visuals turn studio artifice into something altogether magical.

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terry Hughes
Screenwriter: Ezra Litwik, Marjorie Schwartz
Cast: Demi Moore
Jeff Daniels
George Dzundza
Mary Steenburgen
Frances McDormand
Margaret Colin
Miriam Margolyes
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