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Mail Order Bride (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  31 October 2003 (USA)
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When Toni discovers several of his men have been scammed by a Russian mail-order bride who?s escaped back to Russia, he decides to send his troublesome nephew, Anthony Santini to bring back... See full summary »

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Tony Santini
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Anthony Santini
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Nina
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Tommy
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Ivan
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Tootie (as Vinnie Pastore)
Raymond Serra ...
Robber
Frank Bongiorno ...
Willie the Whiner (as Frankie Bongiorno)
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Gina (as Marilyn Papa)
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Jackie the Viking
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Pavel
Aleksandr Yakovlev ...
No. 1 Guy in Russian Mafia
Liza Zavaruyeva ...
Nina's Sister
Yuriy Dumchev ...
Driver
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Buddha
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When Toni discovers several of his men have been scammed by a Russian mail-order bride who?s escaped back to Russia, he decides to send his troublesome nephew, Anthony Santini to bring back the girl and the money. Only, Anthony Santini can?t seem to get the mob thing right. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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A Pleasant Surprise
5 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews



I saw Mail Order Bride at the American Film Market. As I walked into the theater, I wasn't sure what to expect. All I knew that the movie was a comedy based upon the Russian Mafia and Italian Mafia working together for the very first time and dealing with mail order brides. I felt intrigued by this combination so I attended.

With the expectation of the first row, the theater was filled with a diverse crowd compiled of teenagers, college students, the middle aged, senior citizens and a melting pot of nationalities. I thought to myself ` what did I get into' But without going into details, I was pleasantly surprised. I can't remember the last time I sat in a theater and heard laughter from the beginning of a movie till the end. At numerous points throughout the film, the whole theater erupted with laughter. I couldn't believe that this movie was so appealing to everyone. Its mass appeal is truly a delight.

The movie was also filled with diversity as well. Danny Aiello is on the money as the Don and Artie Lange (Howard Stern Show) is very funny as Tommy. Frank Gorshin (60's Batman-Riddler) offers a wonderful supporting performance and maybe supplies one of the funniest scenes in the movie. Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy-Sopranos) offers up an unlikely, out of character comedic performance that was well appreciated and a handful of Russian actors deliver a great performance and give the movie a respected authentic flavor of the land. The main character was a great protagonist. He lead you though a journey seen though the eyes of a young, naïve, American that made me feel that I was experiencing all these situations for the very first time. The actor playing the lead character of Anthony was very good and on the money. He did a wonderful job of making you feel for the main character and all his dilemmas that he is confronted with.

The filmmakers also offer some twists and surprises that kept coming. Every time you thought you figured it out, something new was thrown at you.

The Russian locations were truly amazing and Beautiful. From Red Square and the Kremlin and St. Basils and the Bolsho Theater, the filmmakers utilized these locations to perfection. At one point a car chase develops and takes you though the streets of Moscow. It was extraordinary and rivals any car chases that I have seen. I had to keep reminding myself, that this is an independent movie.

It was a cute, funny, movie offering an hour and half of enjoyable entertainment.

As I exited the theater, the enthusiastic crowd kept talking about the film and how much they enjoyed it. Then, to my surprise, the young handsome lead was standing in the lobby talking with people. A handful of audience recognized him and ran over for autographs. Then more people ran. Before I knew it, there must have been 40 people surrounding him. They seemed genuinely enthused to meet him. If this scene was any indication of things to come, I may have witnessed the beginning of wonderful career.

People said that `My Big Fat Greek Wedding' was funny and with it making over 200 million dollars at the Box Office, I agree. But I felt that `Mail Order Bride' was a lot funnier and has a lot more to offer. I hope for the same results.

Sometimes the best way to judge a movie is by the reaction of the audience and if that holds true, Mail Order Bride should be an overwhelming success.


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