The Substitute Wife (1994)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance, Western

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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.


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1 September 2016 | eileenmillie
| A beautiful depicted film, dealing sensitively with the given predicament!
I had watched this film when it first came out and was left emotionally moved by it, so much so that when the opportunity arose to view it again came up i thought, yes why not! Lea Thompson played the wife who was dying. Loved and determination drove her to find someone to love and care for her husband and children when she was gone. Having loved someone deeply but being unable to be with them, yet being glad that someone else could be, I could relate how she would be driven by pure motives. The subject matter was dealt with in a realistic way and the acting was natural and drew me into the situation as an onlooker, being able to view the situation from each of the characters position. An excellent film, well worth the time taken to watch it!

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Drama | Romance | Western


Release Date:

23 May 1994



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Filming Locations

Austin, Texas, USA

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