The Butcher's Wife

Synopsis: A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Director(s): Terry Hughes
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Over the water and across the sea...

on a little island

off the Carolinas...

there once lived a young girl

with a great gift...

who thought she knew it all.

That's me.

Folks call me Marina,

and I'm a clairvoyant.

I've always known what people desire

long before they do...

and that's just a gift

I was born with.

Of course, I was always

on the watch for my other half...

what Grammy d'Arbo

calls your split-apart.

Mind you, I had my suitors...

but I was waiting for the signs

to let me know the right one...

a zigzag rainbow...

a bolt of lightning

ripping through the sky...

the usual things

that tell you love's at hand.

As the years went by,

I grew fevered with anticipation.

Grammy told me it was hormones.

But I knew love

had to be on its way...

and I could hardly wait

for my journey to begin.

First, a twin-tailed comet

crossed my path...

and I was sure

love could not be far behind.

Next thing I know,

a magical gift washed up on shore...

promising travel

to a faraway place.

And then thejumping mullet fish

yielded up a wedding band...

an undeniable sign that

I'd soon meet my mate.

And then one night,

I saw him in my dream.

Well, just part of him, actually...

but what a part.

It was a lustrous, glowing smile.

Grammy d'Arbo said you

can tell nothing from a smile...

unless, of course, you're a dentist.

Truth be told, I'd had

just about enough of her wisdom.

I knew what I had seen

in my dream...

the smile of my split-apart.

And he'd be coming over the water

and across the sea...

the man of my dreams.

My Adonis.

My Poseidon.

No. No, my Zeus.

Which is why I must admit

I was a mite surprised...

when the tides washed in

my husband-to-be Leo Lemke.

Grammy d'Arbo always said love

is the leap that won't be denied.

And what a leap I made...

from my little island to his.

Kids, don't waste the water!

You little bastards!

I'll make sausage out of ya!

Ladies, could you help me, please?

Molly, Gina,

this is my bride, Marina Lemke.


Welcome to the neighborhood.

Leo. You'll get a hernia.

Love's made a young man of me.

No peeking, now.

No peeking.

It's for wrapping the meat.

That's right! You always got to

wear an apron. Always.

And you'll be working here,

behind the counter.

- It's fragile.

- Sorry.

The most important

part of the business...

keeping the customer satisfied.

Oh, Leo, you're back.

Hey, Harper, you're holding me up?

Oh. This?

The writers decided that Harper's

gonna kill somebody next week.

Of course,

they haven't decided whom.

But I decided I'd start

working with the weapon...

so I'd be more in-the-moment

when it comes.

Honey, this is Robyn Graves.

She's Harper on Our Daily Bread.

- Big TV star.

- Well, hardly.

And this is Marina Lemke...

my wife.

Pleased to meet ya.

Your wife?

I mean, my God.


That's wonderful.

Leo, you sneaky devil.

You didn't even tell me

you were seeing anybody.


I was just showing Marina

around the shop.

- We're not really open.

- Oh, no, Leo.

You got to help me, please. Please?

I got some stuff

in the freezer if you want.

- Just something for the barbecue.

- Let me see what I can do ya.

So Leo married.

And you too. That's great.

- When did you two meet?

- Two days ago.

You're kidding.

Oh, that's so brave.

I mean, it's just

that it seems so sudden.

- How did you know he was the one?

- I dreamed about him.

Oh, God.

I wish I got some answers

when I'm asleep.

All I ever dream about

is being on stage naked...

which is so textbook I'm embarrassed

to tell my boyfriend about it.

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