For Richer or Poorer

1997

For Richer or Poorer

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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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Critic Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (18)

  • 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 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.

    Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Mike Clark

    USA Today
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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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • I wish Tim Allen would go back to cocaine and stop making movies. In fact, the good of the world demands it.

    Jul 5, 2004
  • Not a terrible romantic comedy. The Amish stuff has been done before, there are some moments in here.

    Jul 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • No masterpiece, but it does have heart

    Jan 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for For Richer or Poorer

  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2009
    It was avaerage...not terrible, not great.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2007
    Plagued by debts, New Yorkers Brad (Tim Allen) and Caroline (Kirstie Alley) Sexton continue to live the high life while maintaining the deception of wealth. But then real estate developer Brad learns his accountant has balanced the books in his own favor, appropriated $5 million, and flown to South America -- after first devising a set-up in which only Brad and Caroline would be blamed by the IRS. With IRS agent Derek Lester (Larry Miller) on their tail, the Sextons escape from New York. They arrive at the Amish community of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, where they pose as the Missouri relatives of farmer Samuel Yoder (Jay O. Sanders). It's the perfect hiding place, but it requires Brad and Caroline to suppress their previous sophisticated lifestyle, as they attempt to adopt Amish attitudes and customs.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2007
    Tim Allen and Kristie Alley, a married couple, on the verge of Divorce run from the IRS and end up living with the Amish while in hiding, pretending too be suspected family-visitors. The story was great, the acting was great, and it was funny as hell. Caught some Critism because of how it imaged the amish, but, I think it helped the view on them more then took away from it. I love this film and everyone should check it out. Doesnt get much funnier..
    Bobby H Super Reviewer

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