Mr. Wonderful (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Wonderful (1993)



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A young man (Matt Dillon) is trying to go in with his friends on a bowling-alley investment, but finds that his finances are too strapped to attempt the venture. To curb his outlays, he begins arranging a marriage for his ex-wife (Annabella Sciorra) so he can end the alimony payments which keep him in debt.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vicki Polon, Anthony Minghella
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Warner Home Video


Bruce Altman
as Mr. Wonderful
Jessica Harper
as Funny Face
Dan Hedaya
as Harvey
Adam LeFevre
as Kevin Klassic
Frank Pellegrino
as Man in Elevator
Jennifer Alonzi
as Couple on Train
Frank E. Smurlo Jr.
as Couple on Train
Paul Bates
as Marlon
James Bulleit
as 1st Lecturer
Bernard Currid
as Botanic Garden Worke...
Tanesha Marie Gary
as 1st Background Singe...
William Goldberg
as Muriel Manner's Husb...
Geoffrey Grider
as Joe the Waiter
Saverio Guerra
as Paul, Man No. 1
Carol Honda
as Emergency Room Nurse
Mare Kenney
as Woman in Elevator
James Lorinz
as Joe, Man No. 2
Myreah Moore
as 2nd Background Singe...
Harsh Nayyar
as Credit Union Officer
Joe Paparone
as Building Super
Mary Louise Wilson
as Muriel Manners
Hans Zarins
as Boy Soprano
Adam Le Fevre
as Kevin Klassic
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Wonderful

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

Short on laughs but tinged with a pleasant European flavor.

Full Review… | March 18, 2008
Top Critic

Writer/director Minghella's second feature brings ambivalence and a touch of realpolitik to the stuff of candyfloss romance.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Without that yeoman cast effort and Dillon's easy charm, Mr. Wonderful could easily be mistaken for Mr. Potatohead.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

One of those films where it's clear to the audience within five minutes what must obviously happen, and clear to the characters only at the end of the story.

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

Mr. Wonderful doesn't aspire to be anything more than it is, and such a simple, uncomplicated presentation, coupled with likable characters, makes this film a fine example of light, romantic entertainment.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mr. Wonderful


Typical romantic comedy, but it was pretty cute. Wouldn't watch again though.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Nice performers in a nice story, that's it's problem it's nothing special just nice.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra are good in this romantic comedy. They are a couple that divorced that might find here paths back to one another...a very nice film to both actors!!

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Mr. Wonderful Quotes

Rita: He's a genuine three S--smart, successful and single.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Loretta: There are three sides to everything--his,hers, and the truth.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Gus DeMarco: Don't go out with Italian girls. They're killers.....Start saying a Hail Mary and see if she moves her lips.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Rita: Can you say the word.? Commitment.
Gus DeMarco: C..c..c..Which way to Speech Therapy?
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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