Mr. Wonderful


Mr. Wonderful

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Total Count: 21


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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.

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Wonderful

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (10)

  • Short on laughs but tinged with a pleasant European flavor.

    Mar 18, 2008

    Brian Lowry

    Top Critic
  • Writer/director Minghella's second feature brings ambivalence and a touch of realpolitik to the stuff of candyfloss romance.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    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
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Things are never as wonderful as you'd hope them to be in "Mr. Wonderful." But despite the defective rings it wears around its blue collar, it does have its bright moments.

    Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Wonderful

  • Aug 29, 2010
    Typical romantic comedy, but it was pretty cute. Wouldn't watch again though.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2009
    Nice performers in a nice story, that's it's problem it's nothing special just nice.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2008
    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.
    Nicolas K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2008
    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 both actors!!
    Mason W Super Reviewer

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