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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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Dr. O'Shannon
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Berdette
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Arlis
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Jackson
Rick Mali ...
Timo
Constance Hsu ...
Mrs. Wroth
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Justice of the Peace
Erryn Cleaver ...
Erin the Makeup Artist
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Gabby Client (scenes deleted)
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Buddy DeHare
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Helen
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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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Rated R for strong language including sexual references, some sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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28 September 2007 (USA)  »

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

Quotes

Max Bright: What's there to discuss, because I 100% approve of Mai Ling, totally approve. So what's to discuss?
Mr. Wroth: Mai Ling has to approve of you.
Max Bright: Oh. Oh. Well, that's fair... What do I gotta do, drop my shorts?
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Song in a Can
Performed by The Mother Hips (as Mother Hips)
Wrottem nu Tim Bluhm
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great film
9 October 2005 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

My favorite Patrick Warburton character is The Tick. I went to a screening of The Civilization of Maxwell Bright at the Scottsdale Film Festival last night because it looked intriguing, but really, it was because Patrick was presenting the film and doing a Q+A after, and I didn't want to miss anything he might say about The Tick.

And then The Civilization of Maxwell Bright ended up being the best film I've seen all year. A great story, direction, acting, cinematography - it was wonderful. Patrick Warburton was absolutely riveting. I can't think of anyone else who could present such a despicable character - an extreme misogynist, and yet keep the audience laughing even during his hateful diatribes against women. His vulnerability underneath all the bluster and anger kept you interested in what would happen instead of just dismissing him and wishing him a horrible fate.

I don't want to reveal anything about the story, but if you think you 'know' Patrick Warburton and love him from Seinfeld or the Tick, you will be pleased and maybe surprised to find that he has this depth of talent. And the film has such an emotional impact that one audience member said it made him feel better about death. It was a life -affirming film in the best, non-Lifetime network way.

And he DID talk about The Tick! I was very happy.


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