Making Mr. Right (1987)



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John Malkovich plays a double role as the android Ulysses and the human physician Jeff Peters in this uneven romantic comedy. Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is a shady publicist who doesn't fall for the romantic robot until the end, when everyone ends up at a low-budget wedding in a sequence of comedy capers.


John Malkovich
as Dr. Jeff Peters/Ulysses
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
Ruth Bullen
as Reporter
Polly Draper
as Suzy Duncan
Robert Trebor
as Tux Salesman
Merwin Goldsmith
as Moe Glickstein
Luisa Rodruguez
as Essie Hernandez
Steve Rondianro
as Newscaster
Sidney Armus
as Jeweler
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 Announcer
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
Gerald Owens
as Ulysses Photographer
Mr. Mike
as Robot
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Critic Reviews for Making Mr. Right

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

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 | Rating: 3/5

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

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 26, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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.

Mar 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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

Jan 26, 2004 | Rating: 64/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Making Mr. Right

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
Bill Cavros

Super Reviewer


Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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
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
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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