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For Richer or Poorer (1997)



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A marriage begins to fall apart after a man loses his job and his shopaholic wife has trouble adjusting to their new downscale lifestyle. ~ Jennifer Sankowski, Rovi

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Rockmond Dunbar
as Aubrey Wilson
Letoya Luckett
as Kya Wilson
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Critic Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

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.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

January 9, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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The plot is a yawner, another one of those "fish out of water'' formula jobs, complete with car chases and jokes about cow manure. But [Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen] succeed somehow in bringing a certain charm to their scenes.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Despite its Amish setting, this laborious comedy proves to be witless rather than Witness.

September 10, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

I wish Tim Allen would go back to cocaine and stop making movies. In fact, the good of the world demands it.

July 5, 2004

Not a terrible romantic comedy. The Amish stuff has been done before, there are some moments in here.

July 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

TV actors Tim Allen and Kirstie Allie star in a romantic comedy, and it's actually really funny. Of course it isn't the best comedy of the year, but surprisingly good, and enjoyable to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good hilarious comedy of a wacky businessman and his spoiled wife (Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley) go on the lam after a ballistic IRS agent decides to take them down. Things pick up when the couple hides out in an Amish colony - a part like Witness.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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Curtis Lilly

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