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.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
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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
Polly Draper
as Suzy Duncan
Ruth Bullen
as Reporter
Robert Trebor
as Tux Salesman
Christian Clemenson
as Bruce Cohn
Merwin Goldsmith
as Moe Glickstein
Sid Raymond
as Manny
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
Ronnie Rosado
as Hector
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
Alan B. Minor
as Himself
Guy Trusty
as Himself
Jose Ramirez
as Ramon Hernandez
Gerald Owens
as Ulysses Photographer
Joe Ramirez
as Ramon Hernandez
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
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006

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
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2004
Apollo Guide

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

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