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The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005)

After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.

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Max Bright
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Mai Ling
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Mr. Wroth
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Jaurice
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Berdette
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Arlis
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Jackson
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Erin the Makeup Artist
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After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.

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Some men were never meant to marry... See more »

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Rated R for strong language including sexual references, some sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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During the standoff at the store, the gun Max is holding jumps from one hand to the other. See more »

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Max Bright: Men want to marry their mothers: someone who will do anything for them and expect nothing in return.
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Wow, this film will blow your mind!
25 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film starts off with a disclaimer stating that a true Buddist would sacrifice to live their life in hell so that another would be spared the same fate. This is followed by an opening scene that could have been taken from COPS or a really bad porno flick. It quickly emerges that Maxwell is a profane, mentally unstable misogynist who makes his living hawking TV's on TV in Southern California. His collection of pitiful friends and his materialist lifestyle are even more pathetic than his abominable anger at everything and everyone. For the first two acts, it seems a black comedy that is heading down a clichéd path toward ignominy. Maxwell's behavior is so disturbing and contemptible, you may even be tempted to leave the theater, but a story of love and sacrifice emerges that you may never forget. Maxwell's life is ultimately changed when he is able to see life differently through the eyes of both his best friend and his wife, a Chinese woman who he has arranged to marry through a broker. This film will leave you with profound emotions and may even change your life.


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