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Mr. Wonderful (1993)

tomatometer

57

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

No consensus yet.

audience

44

liked it
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 3,339

My Rating

Movie Info

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. ~ John Bush, Rovi

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Vicki Polon

Nov 23, 1999

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (9) | DVD (3)

Short on laughs but tinged with a pleasant European flavor.

March 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Writer/director Minghella's second feature brings ambivalence and a touch of realpolitik to the stuff of candyfloss romance.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Without that yeoman cast effort and Dillon's easy charm, Mr. Wonderful could easily be mistaken for Mr. Potatohead.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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An enjoyable romantic comedy, one that won't have the dragged along boyfriend running for the hills. It doesn't loose itself in fantasy land, remaining grounded and realistic.

March 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Rather bland considering its attractive cast.

March 18, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A thoughtful romantic comedy with a snappy hook.

March 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

A Charming movie with a welcome turn by Dillon

May 12, 2005
Moviehole

Lightweight romantic piffle.

July 31, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

It's gentle and affirming and it caught me on a good day. Kindly check in your cynicism at the door.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Mr. Wonderful starts off with great promise, then gradually runs out of steam, wasting a very talented but woefully underused cast.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's cute, and occasionally fun to watch, but not much more.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Mr. Wonderful

Nice performers in a nice story, that's it's problem it's nothing special just nice.
May 4, 2009
jjnxn
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 see...love both actors!!
August 3, 2008
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Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Even though you always new exactly what was going to happen next, what makes this romantic film stand out is the realism of the dialogues and expression of emotions.
November 16, 2008
Nutterjr

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    1. Rita: He's a genuine three S--smart, successful and single.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Loretta: There are three sides to everything--his,hers, and the truth.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. 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 (18 months ago)
    1. Rita: Can you say the word.? Commitment.
    2. Gus DeMarco: C..c..c..Which way to Speech Therapy?
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
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