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      For Richer or Poorer

      PG-13 Released Dec 12, 1997 1h 55m Comedy List
      13% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 46% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Brad Sexton (Tim Allen) and his wife, Caroline (Kirstie Alley), are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Bob Thomas Associated Press Neither [Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley] nor the competent cast can overcome the formulaic script by Jana Howington and Steve Lukanic or the humdrum direction by Bryant Spicer. Aug 8, 2019 Full Review Mike Clark USA Today Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen are shallow New York socialites on the verge of divorce who become tax-fraud fugitives and pretend to be simple Amish folk. Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert they're not. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley show their customary skill with comedy, but they can not overcome the ho-hum directing and script. Rated: C- Jan 10, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Despite its Amish setting, this laborious comedy proves to be witless rather than Witness. Rated: 1.5/4 Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael S Aside from being both painfully unfunny and predictable, it commits one other cardinal sin: gross misuse of Larry Miller (underutilized and, when he is onscreen, not funny). Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Andrew P It's a serviceable movie. By no means great, but the critics are far to cynical for aivie like this. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Matthew B Great comedy that is there for the laughs. It doesn't try to take itself seriously and it does a fantastic job. One of our go to favorites! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/14/23 Full Review Stephanie A I love this movie! Don't over look this movie just give it a try. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Steve D A film as likable as its leads. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review lanfranco c A light commedy with a moral, but not more Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Brad Sexton (Tim Allen) and his wife, Caroline (Kirstie Alley), are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect.
      Director
      Bryan Spicer
      Producer
      Jonathan Sheinberg, Sid Sheinberg
      Screenwriter
      Jana Howington, Steve LuKanic
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Sheinberg Productions, The Bubble Factory, Yorktown Productions, Universal Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 12, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $31.6M
      Runtime
      1h 55m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm
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