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Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 3 April 1987 (USA)
A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dt Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is ... See full summary »

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A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dt Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is unable to program his (lack of) into his automaton, and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human behavior. In the end, she falls in love... but is the robot or Mr. Right? Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970
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Glenne Headly and John Malkovich were married from 1982 to 1988. See more »

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Dr. Peters says that Ulysses is reacting to Frankie oddly because Ulysses has never been exposed to a woman. Yet when Frankie is reviewing older video of Ulysses, a woman can clearly be seen at his birthday party. See more »

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Jeff Peters: That woman is turning you into a hooker!
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Features Donahue (1967) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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What's Not to Like?
16 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

As a tremendous fan of movies, I have yet to see many directed by women. Rarely are they publicized, and rarely are they seen, for many reasons. This movie, Making Mr. Right, is one of the great films of the late twentieth century.

It is a film fraught with ironies and humor, and told from the perspective of a busy working woman, who is in the midst of making her life and keeping up relationships. Her life is changed when she is forced to train an android to learn some people skills.

The movie brings up all kinds of social questions – it feels largely told from a anthropologist's view – a perspective that is completely devoid of the subject at work. This is certainly very interesting, and becomes very engaging when it is forced to look at the way people interact and why.

There are the obvious questions – like can machines think? These conspicuous ones are less interesting to the audience since they are an old hat, something already presented to us by science fiction writers of the 60s and 70s.

The cinematography or other technical elements are nothing to rave about. You don't watch it for the special effects, obviously. John Malkovich puts on a startling real act of a machine, as well as the maddened scientist who cannot interact with the real world.

RATING: 8/10

"One day, when people have figured that out (the problems of love), then they will be more than just machines"


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