Mail Order Wife (2005)
Critic Consensus: The setup for Mail Order Wife is clever, but the movie is only moderately funny, and it stumbles badly in the third act.
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Critic Reviews for Mail Order Wife
Strange, often silly mockumentary.
Co-directors Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, who appear as earnest documentary filmmakers of the same name, pull it off by never winking at the audience or signaling in any fashion that this isn't a true story.
Finally breaks down under the weight of its twists and turns, but mostly maintains a creepy fascination with its scuzzy characters.
Captures the conventions and pretensions of fly-on-the-wall docus with wicked accuracy.
Audience Reviews for Mail Order Wife
Absolutely one of the best mockumentaries ever made. Period. Mail Order Wife starts out with a bang, and a large part of that is due to the over-the-top performance by Adrien Martinez, who plays a man who is in the process of bringing an Asian woman named Lychee to the states to marry him. Lynchee soons finds that she's in for less of a taste of the American dream, and instead finds herself practically Adrian's slave. Despite the film slowing down a bit towards the end, it's still an enjoyable, twisted dark comedy. And Jose Canseco freakin' rules!
it was OK.
i loved her. i liked the relationships. i loved the cameo (freakin' canseco! )
it made me laugh sometimes. (love the outtake in the credits).
Very interesting. I just couldn't turn away. It was like watching a car wreck knowing that around every corner, something was going to go wrong. None of the people were likable in this movie and it seemed as if they got what they deserved.
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