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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 ... Justice of the Peace
Erryn Cleaver Erryn Cleaver ... Erin the Makeup Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Coppola 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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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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: Lady experts really trained you?
Mai Ling: Yes.
Max Bright: For thousands of years...
Mai Ling: I'm only 28 years old.
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Soundtracks

Rich Little Girl
Performed by The Mother Hips (as Mother Hips)
Wrottem nu Tim Bluhm
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Great Film! Where's a Distributor for it!!
26 September 2006 | by discovisionSee all my reviews

Although there are plot points that you could drive a truck through, this is a well thought out script and the acting is uniformly great. Patrick Warburton really gets to show us his acting chops as the cement headed misogynistic Max Bright and Marie Matiko as Mrs. Bright is the perfect counterpoint to his bluster. Special kudos to Eric Roberts as the long faithful friend. There is Warburton's impressive full frontal nudity that arrives on the scene even before the opening credits roll, but even this robust titillation quickly fades once the story is under-weigh.

On the whole I am completely baffled why this little gem of a film has languished in the Never Never Land of "Can't Find a Distributor". For those that care to search it out, it is available on DVD in Australia in the PAL format. It's a legit pressing, but looks like a work print was used for the transfer. It was filmed on video and transfered to film which doesn't help either.

Check it out.


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