Mail Order Wife

Critics Consensus

The setup for Mail Order Wife is clever, but the movie is only moderately funny, and it stumbles badly in the third act.



Total Count: 31


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A movie maker unwittingly gets a bit too involved with his subjects in this darkly comic mockumentary. Andrew (Andrew Gurland) is a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a picture about modern-day mail order marriage. Andrew thinks he's found the perfect subject for his film when he meets Adrian (Adrian Martinez), a stocky snake enthusiast from Queens, NY, who earns his living as a doorman and has never had much luck with women. Adrian wants choose a bride from a professional marriage broker's agency called Paradise Girls, and Andrew agrees to foot the bill in exchange for the rights to make a movie about him. Adrian soon weds Lichi (Eugenia Yuan), an attractive Burmese woman, but Andrew is less than pleased to discover what Adrian really wants from his relationship is a woman who will feed mice to his pet python, make chili just the way he likes it, and keep the house spotless while occasionally indulging some of his odder sexual fantasies. Lichi isn't happy either, and at Andrew's urging she leaves Adrian and moves into Andrew's apartment until she decides what to do next. Andrew falls for Lichi, and before long he asks for her hand in marriage; however, her relationship with Adrian has stripped Lichi of her illusions, and she becomes a very demanding bride who loudly speaks her mind and has accumulated a large and expensive collection of pig-related nick knacks.

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Deborah Teng
as Deborah
Roland Uruci
as Paradise Girls Broker
Stephanie Gurland
as Mrs. Gurland
Paul Thornton
as Huck's Father
Oro Benzriheim
as Huck's Mother
Mark Brenner
as Dr. Brenner
Floy Bossinas
as Dinner Guest 1
Kevin Napier
as Dinner Guest 2
Krista Gall
as Dinner Guest 3
Tania Trikha
as Graphic Artist
Bruce Hall
as Film Crew Member 1
Dan Johnson
as Film Crew Member 2
Luke Geissbuhler
as Film Crew Member 3
Charles DeBold
as Film Crew Member 4
David Mayer
as Film Crew Member 5
Jose Canseco
as Himself
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Audience Reviews for Mail Order Wife

  • Jun 27, 2007
    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.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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