Making Mr. Right (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Making Mr. Right (1987)




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This film concerns a female image consultant (Ann Magnuson) who is trying to promote the android/clone creation of a nerdy scientist (John Malkovich). The consultant gradually falls in love--not with the scientist, but his much-more-believably-human clone.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Floyd Byars, Laurie Frank, David Loucka
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On DVD: Jan 7, 2003
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John Malkovich
as Dr. Jeff Peters/Ulys...
Ann Magnuson
as Frankie Stone
Ben Masters
as Steve Marcus
Polly Bergen
as Estelle Stone
Harsh Nayyar
as Dr. Ravi Ramdas
Susan Berman
as Ivy Stone
Polly Draper
as Suzy Duncan
Ruth Bullen
as Reporter
Robert Trebor
as Tux Salesman
Merwin Goldsmith
as Moe Glickstein
Luisa Rodruguez
as Essie Hernandez
Sidney Armus
as Jeweler
Steve Rondianro
as Newscaster
John Hambrick
as TV Anchorman
Susan Lichtman
as Newscaster
Steve Rondinaro
as Newscaster
Sherry Diamont
as Receptionist
Ruthe Geier
as Chemtec Receptionist
Mike Hanly
as Skippy
Donna Rosae
as Kitchen Maid
P.B. Floyd
as Station Wagon Driver
Trip Hamiton
as Photo Double
Jill Mallorie
as Teenage Girl
Eve Mash
as Teenage Girl
Roy Datz
as Hector's Uncle
Frank Sangineto
as Lupe Rodriguez
Tom Schwartz
as Reporter
Ruth Mullen
as Reporter
Ralph Gunderman
as Mechanical Guard
Bob Dela Cruz
as Marcus Promo Announc...
Harry Chase
as NASA Film Announcer
Ken Ceresne
as Wedding Photographer
James Murtaugh
as Mission Control
Janice Frank
as Estelle's Friend
Stanley Kirk
as Angry Driver
Garitt Kono
as Valet Parker
Kevin Williams
as Valet Parker
Clayton Ludovitch
as Mall Shopper
Guy Trusty
as Himself
Jose Ramirez
as Ramon Hernandez
Luisa Maria Jimenez ...
as Essie Hernandez
Gerald Owens
as Ulysses Photographer
Joe Ramirez
as Ramon Hernandez
Mr. Mike
as Robot
D. Kevin Williams
as Valet Parker
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Critic Reviews for Making Mr. Right

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Adds up to somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but the parts are often delightful, particularly when Ms. Seidelman keeps them moving at a sufficiently furious pace.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A smart, quick witted, wicked and genuinely funny movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Screenwriters Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank's flapjack-flat characters meander through a slack plot that aims to address love between life-forms.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Making Mr. Right

A beautiful story of a woman (Ann Magnuson) falling in love with an android (John Malkovich), who is scheduled to go up on a space mission. The Turtles make it better with their "Happy Together" song.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

I watched this dozens of times when I was a tween and liked it for some reason. Watching it twenty years later merely proves how dated it is and how bad it was to begin with. Malkovich is alright in a dual role and does some random, goofy and sometimes very entertaining and funny things. The story's nothing great and watching it again years later just proves that nothing's as good as you remember it to be. A star for Malkovich and a star for the memories.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

People are defined by the bad things that happen to them in lives. This exceptionally low budget pic makes up for the lack of visual flare with a great intellectual concept and Malkovich in dual roles. The bad part of this movie is Malkovich does an excellent job of portraying a genius scientist which will in all probability bore the general public. Anne Magnuson in her only chance I?ve seen as a leading role gives it her all and it?s very enjoyable. Highly recommended if you live an examined life.

Bill Cavros

Super Reviewer

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