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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.

Director:

David Beaird

Writer:

David Beaird
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patrick Warburton ... Max Bright
Marie Matiko ... Mai Ling
Simon Callow ... Mr. Wroth
Austin Pendleton ... Jaurice
Jennifer Tilly ... Dr. O'Shannon
Kurt Fuller ... Berdette
Eric Roberts ... Arlis
Keith Diamond ... Jackson
Rick Mali Rick Mali ... Timo
Constance Hsu Constance Hsu ... Mrs. Wroth
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark ... Justice of the Peace
Erryn Cleaver Erryn Cleaver ... Erin the Makeup Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Coppola ... Gabby Client (scenes deleted)
Leland Crooke ... Buddy DeHare
Cathryn de Prume ... Helen
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Storyline

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

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Can A Beast Be Tamed? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Goofs

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

Quotes

Max Bright: You let a man suck your dick?
Arlis: Well... I didn't tell my dick.
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Soundtracks

Rich Little Girl
Performed by The Mother Hips (as Mother Hips)
Wrottem nu Tim Bluhm
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The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
9 October 2005 | by yogibutterflySee all my reviews

I wanted my husband to come to the Scottsdale Film festival to see this movie with me, thinking it was going to be a chick flick; hoping he'd see a few images of chauvinistic men seeing the light and then turning themselves around, (I love those gentle reminders). Instead my mother and I went and we rode an emotional roller-coaster during this "enlightening" movie. We Laughed, we cried, we loathed.... the movie was so unpredictable!! (It was a breath of fresh Hollywood air.)

Mai Ling was an inspiration. Her performance was beautiful, as was she. It ended up being me who was reminded of compassion and kindness. Patrick Warburton was fantastic... I hated his character so much initially I wanted him to die, and by the end of the movie my heart did a 180!! Well done David Beaird!!! This was definitely one movie worth the price of admission.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex & Violence See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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