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5.0 out of 5 stars A Family Tree Becomes A Family Bush
I found this movie so funny and mind-bending. About a woman, Marjorie Turner, who is so bored with her husband, Harry Turner, is persuaded to have an affair by her sister, Jeanine. Marjorie does, indeed, have the affair (which is against her character): Unwittingly, with her husband's brother, Charles Turner Jr. Talk about loving someone to death! A salesman, Nick, enters...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
I'll make this review quick: This movie was so awful that I seriously contemplated jabbing my eyes out with a rusty fork so that I would no longer have to watch it. The acting is ok, but for the people in the movie (especially Kirstie), it's very below par. The plot is convoluted and stupid, and by the time 1/4th of the movie has passed, any interest or concern for what...
Published on Dec 9 2003 by bubelz


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Family Tree Becomes A Family Bush, March 8 2004
This review is from: Sibling Rivalry (DVD)
I found this movie so funny and mind-bending. About a woman, Marjorie Turner, who is so bored with her husband, Harry Turner, is persuaded to have an affair by her sister, Jeanine. Marjorie does, indeed, have the affair (which is against her character): Unwittingly, with her husband's brother, Charles Turner Jr. Talk about loving someone to death! A salesman, Nick, enters the hotel room, with the body under the covers. He tries to install vertical blinds, and they fall on the head of the dead chap. Nick thought that he killed Charles. He manages to call Marjorie, to tell her about the news of the death of what he thought to be her husband. (Marjorie tripped over Nick's blinds, things spill out of her purse. She hurries into the lift before Nick discovers her wallet.) Both of them find themselves in a sticky-wicket. Neither can contact the officials (for Marjorie's husband and his family are doctors, and Nick's brother is a policeman.) So they try to make it appear that Charles committed suicide. Brothers and sisters of Marjorie, Harry, and Nick all get involved somehow or another. It's difficult to give details without confusing you (as I said, it's mind-bending) and/or giving out too much information. Kirstie Alley is Marjorie Turner; Bill Pullman is Nick; Scott Bakula is Harry Turner (who, by the way, looks absolutly gorgeous with longer hair and beard at the end); Sam Elliot is Charles Turner Jr.; Jami Gertz is Jeanine; etc. Three families intertwine so much that they are no longer family trees, but a family bush! Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sibling Rivalry - A Family Tree Becomes A Family Bush, March 4 2004
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I found this movies so funny and mind-bending. About a women, who is bored with her husband, is persuaded to have an affair by her sister. Marjorie does have an affair: unwittingly, with her husband's brother. Talk about loving someone to death! A salesman, Nick, enters the hotel room, with the body under the covers. He tries to install vertical blinds, and they fall on the head of the dead chap in bed (Charles Jr.). Nick thought that he killed Charles. He manages to call Marjorie, to tell about the news of the death of what he thought to be her husband. Both of them find themselves in a sticky-wicket. Neither can contact the officials (for Marjorie's husband [Harry] and his family are doctors, and Nick's brother is a policeman.) So they try to make it appear that Charles committed suicide. Brothers and sisters of Marjorie, Harry, Nick, all get involved somehow or another. It's difficult to give details without either confusing you or giving too much information away. The cast is good. Kirstie Alley as Marjorie Turner; Bill Pullman as Nick; Scott Bakula as Harry Turner (who, by the way, looks absolutly gorgeous with longer hair and beard at the end); Sam Elliot as Charles Jr. Turner; Jami Gertz as Marjorie's sister, Jenenne; etc. Three families intertwine so much that they are no longer family trees, but a family bush. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You left your front door open, Aug. 15 2000
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sibling Rivalry (VHS Tape)
Marjorie (Crystan Leas) started life with a rebel attitude. After getting married her (Kirstie Alley) life was defined as "the wife" of Harry Turner. Harry is one of many doctors in the turner family and he himself is ignored for the most part. With encouragement form her sister Jeanine (Jami Gertz), and a chanced encounter with a stranger, she is persuaded to break out of her shell. She does and so sets many strange relationships in motion.
You may guess the plot but you will never keep up with the twists and turns in this comedy. Over shadowed at first by the other actors and the plot, it is Bill Pullman that pulls this al together as the "blind salesman." He becomes the catalyst for all the other sub plots.
Ed O'Neill plays Capt. Wilbur Meany, an aspiring police officer and a down right good guy. It takes a little time to not think of hem as Al Bundy (Married With Children ASIN: 6302597552.)
There are more interesting parts to this movie; but something that I keep remembering is after Marjorie Turner played by Kirstie Alley confesses to her sister that she took her advice and starts down stars she pushes her way through the crowd saying " I'm saying excuse me!" With that Kirstie voice.
Carrie Fisher (Appointment With Death ASIN: 0790741318) plays a convincing antagonist.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, Dec 9 2003
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"bubelz" (Los Angeles, California United States) - See all my reviews
I'll make this review quick: This movie was so awful that I seriously contemplated jabbing my eyes out with a rusty fork so that I would no longer have to watch it. The acting is ok, but for the people in the movie (especially Kirstie), it's very below par. The plot is convoluted and stupid, and by the time 1/4th of the movie has passed, any interest or concern for what happens to the characters is replaced by a concern for how much longer the film can possibly continue. Save yourself the money and time that I will never be able to get back: don't watch this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites, March 25 1999
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This review is from: Sibling Rivalry (VHS Tape)
I loved this movie. I think because the main character reminds me a little of myself and so many other wives and mothers out there who are constantly trying to please everyone around them to the point their own needs are over looked, especially by their own husbands. Kirstie Alley was excellent as the over looked house wife who in the end finally finds herself and triumphs. The way the brother and sister interacted with each other was both sweet and funny. Of course it had a good ending and I LOVE good endings...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rolling on the floor laughing, March 30 2002
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California Dreamin "sr538" (San Francisco, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Sibling Rivalry (VHS Tape)
There are not many movies I can watch 6 times and enjoy every
time. Kirstie Alley, Sam Eliott, Ed O'Neil, and Carrie Fisher
are all at their best, and this commedy does not hold back any
opportunity to score laughs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB MOVIE !, June 30 1999
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This review is from: Sibling Rivalry (VHS Tape)
Great movie , great acting , great comedy I love Kirstie Alley & Scott Bakula
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