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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7 February 2001 | tasha1
Genuine humour prevails
When I saw this film televised on British TV, I enjoyed it so much that I tried to get a copy for 4 years. Eventually I managed to get a second hand copy - all this by a woman who has never bought a movie video in her life before.

This film is extremely sad with amazingly funny moments interspersed. Just when you feel like crying over the sadness of the situation (the wife suffering badly and dying from cancer, watching her children interact with another woman, who appears stunning, glamorous and frustratingly desirable to her husband) a character will utter something that makes you roll about with laughter.

The film isn't supposed to be realistic, it would never happen surely, but even so it makes a fine story line and does test your emotions in all directions. Don't take the film too seriously, take it as it comes and enjoy every moment. The male actor playing the husband is completely fantastic in his role. His expressions and wry comments have you fascinated from the word go.

Get hold of a copy and enjoy a non-violent, entertaining tale of sadness, friendship and honour.

PS: I'm NOT a woman who enjoys sloppy rubbish films, so don't write it off as a womans film!

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Genres

Drama | Romance | Western

Details

Release Date:

23 May 1994

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Austin, Texas, USA

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