The Wives He Forgot


Comedy / Drama / Mystery

IMDb Rating 4.9 10 279


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September 26, 2020


Ellen Dubin as Ellie Martin
Gabrielle Carteris as Ellen Robertson
Linda Thorson as Petra
Molly Ringwald as Madame Frechette
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816.81 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
90 min
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1.64 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by notmicro 5 / 10 / 10

Harmless fun

I'll second, third, or whatever the notion that this thing is amusing to watch just for Ringwald's performance; having a "real" movie actress in one of these formulaic vehicles kicks it up several notches. But in addition the whole thing is kind of a subversive self-parody of this genre that doesn't take itself too seriously, with some "knowing winks" thrown in by the writer. For example at one point when they are home for the evening, lawyer Ringwald's way-too-good-to-be-true "house boyfriend/client" says something improbable like "shall we see what's on Lifetime" and she comes back with something like "no I've got to work". There are a lot of courtroom scenes where Ringwald is an amusingly klutzy defense lawyer, including scenes with the "evil queen" prosecutor where the jury is comically sympathetic to over-emoting prosecution witnesses; its a bit like a low-rent "Legally Blonde" at times.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 7 / 10 / 10

Frisky mystery-lite with some good twists but a silly second-act...

Molly Ringwald (looking a bit heavy and unhappy) is a general practice lawyer in a seaside town who defends a handsome amnesiac on trial for bigamy and tax evasion. TV-made mystery has a lightly comic, frisky side and a direction with some imagination. Ringwald is well-cast as a somewhat-kooky modern working woman who can't find a good man, although her frumpy clothes and hairstyle make her appear much older than she is--and older than her character has to be. The movie ends up scrambled like an egg, with a cartoonish version of a courtroom trial in the second-half and an iffy final tag that leaves the whole thing feeling a bit pointless. Molly has some choice scenes, and it's good to have her carrying a film again (TV or otherwise), but she's wound up too tight, and might've benefited from some improvisation, a looser director, or just some breathing room to control her tics and exaggerated facial expressions. The flick is a fun time-filler, though a wispy-thin one, without even one foot grounded in some kind of reality. **1/2 from ****

Reviewed by g404c 7 / 10 / 10

see it for Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is what makes The Wives He Forgot worth viewing. Had she not been cast as the lead I doubt it would have worked nearly as well. In summary: Ringwald is Charlotte, a heartbroken single attorney who is disappointed with the men she has dated. Literally one second after proclaiming she will find a decent man someday, a stranger, Gabriel (Mark Humphrey), storms into her office. Heralding him a hero, Charlotte believes she has finally found the perfect man. There are complications, though, as Gabriel has amnesia and has no idea who he is or where he has been. As I stated, Ringwald is the glue that keeps this film from falling flat. Her acting skills are top notch and it shows. The film picks up in the second half and has some clever plot twists and a competent ending. The dialogue is sometimes intelligent and entertaining. I will say there are occasions where this movie comes off as too watered-down and silly. But, on the whole, it is fun and creative and I would watch it again. 7/10

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