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Making Mr. Right (1987)

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This sci-fi comedy from Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) director Susan Seidelman stars John Malkovich along with several other actors from his Steppenwolf Theatre troupe in Chicago. Malkovich stars as Dr. Jeff Peters, a scientist for the Chemtech Corporation who has invented an affable robotic clone of himself named Ulysses (also played by Malkovich). Unfortunately, Jeff is long on brains but short on personality or warmth, leaving his double an empty vessel, emotionally speaking. Believing

PG-13,

Comedy

Jan 7, 2003

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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.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Screenwriters Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank's flapjack-flat characters meander through a slack plot that aims to address love between life-forms.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A smart, quick witted, wicked and genuinely funny movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The film's fake feminist message is at its most cyncial: Real men are repulsive but androids (created by women) are sweet, sensitive, and open-minded.

December 26, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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One of the more enjoyable of the indie comedies of the 80s, as much a product of its time as Woodstock was of its own.

March 9, 2004

Just like any other saturated formula, its joke wears thin after the first hour or so.

January 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Lightweight but amusing

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A one-joke comedy that's buoyed by a handful of great performances.

July 27, 2002
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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.
July 15, 2007
YosemiteSamFan

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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.
June 28, 2007
mjgildea

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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.
September 11, 2010
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Funny!
November 20, 2007
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