Mail Order Wife Synopsis
Film maker pays for the marriage of a doorman and his mail-order bride so he can film the story.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Completely deranged, and the portrait it paints of our beloved country depicts a dangerous place full of neurotics and obsessives. But lots...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
A wickedly funny satire.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
The best surprise is Yuan, the daughter of Hong Kong actress Cheng Pei-Pei. She has great screen presence and invests Lichi with a mix of...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It looks like a documentary...Don't let anyone tell you more.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The directors pull off this faux documentary.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It took gifted hucksters to make this movie, a funny and spirited - what to call it?
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75

New York Post

By Russell Scott Smith
A remarkably smart and weird film, even if it's sad and sometimes difficult to watch, with jokes designed to make you cringe.
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60

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
Botko and Gurland's bleak and caustic comedy gets off to a slow start and struggles to overcome the handicap of having three main...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The result, a dissection of the complicated dynamics of sexual and economic exploitation, is pitiless and occasionally inspired.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The decidedly irreverent nature of much of the proceedings will be a turnoff to some viewers, a tonic to others.
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