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Mr. Wonderful (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 October 1993 (USA)
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 »

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Tom
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Pope
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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>

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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15 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Con quién caso a mi mujer  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,125,424 (USA)
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Goofs

The bright-sparking flash that represents electrical-arcing only occurs after Gus completely removes the fuse; there would only be a spark during the actual "removal moment", while the fuse was in the act of breaking the electrical circuit. See more »

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Leonora: [in disgusted sarcastic response to Gus's complaining that she appears to have "traded down" by divorcing him and hooking up with her current romantic interest whom Gus views as just a high-class dandy and clueless dude who's probably incapable of even simple tasks; Gus opines that the guy "likely doesn't even know how to change a fuse"] Who really cares whether or not you can change a fuse, if the WIRES aren't even HOOKED UP INSIDE YOUR HEAD?
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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Mr. Wonderful
Music by Jerry Bock & George David Weiss
Lyrics by George David Weiss & Lawrence Holofcener
Published by Abilene Music, lley Music Corp.
Jerry Bock Enterprises, Quartet Music, Inc.
Range Road Music, Inc. and Trio Muci Co. Inc.
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I thought any minute you'd walk in the door...Oh, I waited and waited for the phone to ring...one of Mr Minghella's finest, definitely
30 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I am a little late with my writeup of this, a favoured movie in my specially selected permanent collection. I have read the other reviews, however I cannot agree, because this is a BIG hearted not light hearted comedy drama, and there is PLENTY of chemistry between the stars Annabella Sciorra and Matt Dillon. She is just lovely to look at, beautiful and totally believable. Mary Louise Parker is also delicious, the acting is great, the storyline very likable, timeless, then and now. Mr Minghella became famous with the recent Breaking and Entering, The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley but I like this one very much. Others in the cast warmly supportive, include William Hurt and Dan Hedaya. James Gandolfini has a simple non violent role, Vincent D'Onofrio is absolutely wonderful in his adoring song to Ms Sciorra. His performance jumps out at you, Oh Vincent... your eyes will water. You have the price of the movie in that one scene. If you are into relationships, you will appreciate it... falling in love, being in love, two people living together, then drifting apart, you just want them to get back together again. It's a romantic fantasy for adults. Take my advice, rent it, buy it. Comment from Malcolm in Toronto 30th June 2007


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