Making Mr. Right Reviews
Dull comedy with John Malkovich at his craziest self and a scrpt that is in need of some serious overhauling.
Malkovich plays a scientist who has created a robotic double of himself that he hopes can be used at various events. The problem is he has no personality himself so he hires Ann Magnussen to teach the robot how to become charming.
She was pretty good, but the movie is mostly a waste.
He plays a duel role here. He plays Dr. Jeff Peters & his android creation, Ulysses. Ulysses has been created to withstand solitary space exploration, the only problem is, he falls in love. Dr. Peters on the other hand, doesn't deal well with people. See where the hilarity ensues?
Not bad for what it is.
I would suspect that this is merely some form of macho petulance, but the director of this film was a woman, so maybe there's something in it.
Of course, you could look at it as a kind of role-reversed Stepford Wives, so maybe what men want is robots, too.
That's how socially maladjusted we've become, at least in the fantasies of some Hollywood writers. We can't deal with each other as humans any more. Maybe that's why so many companies have their phones answered by machines nowadays. They know that's what really turns people on.