MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,047 this week

Mr. Wonderful (1993)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 2,451 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 9 critic

Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

James Gandolfini Dead at 51
| Variety - TV News
James Gandolfini Dead at 51
| Variety - Film News
Is HBO's "The Newsroom" Fabulous?
| The Backlot

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mr. Wonderful" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. Wonderful (1993)

Mr. Wonderful (1993) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. Wonderful.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Play (2001)
Drama | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliet Stevenson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga
Italian Movie (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Roberto Monticello
Stars: Michael Della Femina, Caprice Benedetti, Janet Sarno
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Danny Glover, Matt Dillon, Rick Aviles
Kansas (1988)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

Director: David Stevens
Stars: Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Leslie Hope
Rebel (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: Matt Dillon, Debra Byrne, Bryan Brown
Angie (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Favorite quote "We are all broken. Those of us who are less broken need to help those who are more broken."

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Geena Davis, Stephen Rea, James Gandolfini
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life. In flashbacks, we see how he was conceived to a woman (Parillaud) at the end ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Matt Dillon, Anne Parillaud, Gabriel Byrne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Born in 1943 during German occupation of their French town, Patrick and Marie-José have been best friends; now teens, they experiment with sex, which doesn't seem to bring them closer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Nicolas Chatel, Sarah Grappin, James Gandolfini
Tex (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents expect him to go to college but he is starting to find his close-knit family stifling. ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy
Target (1985)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gus
...
Leonora
...
Rita
...
Tom
...
...
Pope
...
...
Dante
...
Juice
...
Funny Face
...
Loretta
Jennifer Alonzi ...
Woman on Train
Frank E. Smurlo Jr. ...
Man on Train
...
Mr. Wonderful
...
Harry
Edit

Storyline

Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ex-wife Leonora, the bank refuses to loan him the down payment. Knowing that when she marries again she loses her alimony rights, Gus tries to speed things up by bringing Leonora together with all the potential husbands he can find. Although this approach isn't very successful, it awakens feelings in both of them they didn't know they still had. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes love is a stranger. And sometimes it's someone you've known all your life.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Con quién caso a mi mujer  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,125,424 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Still It's You
(Theme song)
Written by Michael Gore and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Phil Perry & Wendy Moten
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Church Bells Take Their Toll
23 December 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

New York electrician Matt Dillon (as Gus DeMarco) wants to buy a bowling alley in Brooklyn, with his buddies from work; but, he doesn't have the money. To get his share of the bucks, Mr. Dillon must either sell his beloved Corvette, or marry off his alimony-collecting wife. If Dillon can find "Mr. Wonderful" for ex-wife Annabella Sciorra (as Leonora "Lee" DeMarco), he can stop payments. Making her ex-husband's job more challenging, Ms. Sciorra has hooked up with married college Professor William Hurt (as Tom). Sciorra has returned to school, and is learning Latin. Meanwhile, Dillon is dating sexy nurse Mary-Louise Parker (as Rita).

This Anthony Minghella film will be very disappointing if you're looking for anything approaching the caliber of "The English Patient" or "The Talented Mr. Ripley". As good as they are, director Minghella and his bickering leads, do simply nothing with this ordinary, predictable story.

There are a few nice moments, like a young downs syndrome couple sneaking a kiss as NYC subway light flicker. But, It's difficult to believe Sciorra suddenly dating the series of men recommended by Dillon. And, it's hard to fathom Dillon giving up a woman as desirable and intelligent as the gainfully employed Nurse Parker (a part filmmakers should have considered making an "airhead"). Second-stringers, like Parker and Con Edison worker David Barry Gray (as Pope), are more interesting to watch than the stars.

***** Mr. Wonderful (10/15/93) Anthony Minghella ~ Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Vincent D. singing? queenbead
ending song question vikkinelzz
Who is Mr. Wonderful? toutoutiee
wasted cast ocassiuso
Good actors, good musics meyers81
College Lee Attended mamccredz
Discuss Mr. Wonderful (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?