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Mail Order Wife (2004)

R | | Comedy | February 2005 (USA)
A documentarian funds an N.Y.C. doorman's East Asian mail-order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience.

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... Adrian
... Broker
Andrew Gurland ... Andrew
... Lichi
Deborah Teng ... Translator
Merritt Janson ... Merritt
John Salvatore ... Caterer
... Dinner Guest
John Gramaglia ... Editor
Paul Thornton ... Curt
Oro Benzriheim ... Oro
... Himself
Sam Lisenco ... Skater (as Samuel Lisenco)
Dan Johnson ... Film Crew
... Film Crew
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Storyline

A documentarian funds a NYC doorman's Asian mail order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience. But when Lichi arrives in America, she finds herself married to a recluse with a penchant for sadistic sexual role-playing. Objectivity flies out the window when she and the filmmaker become involved. Twists and turns are plentiful in this tragi-comic love triangle where all is not what it seems. Written by Hypnotic

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Because no one wants to be alone. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some disturbing sexual material | See all certifications »

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February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mail Order Bride  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,710, 15 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$62,387, 14 August 2005
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eugenia Yuan's character name "Lichi" is actually her Chinese name in real-life. See more »

Goofs

In the segment following his return from the alma mater trip, Andrew states that they are using a rental camera since Lichi took his. However, he was using the camera during the trip, so it wasn't there for her to take. See more »

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Pica Pica
Performed by Mangana
Written by Edith Mesch
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Highly Recommended!
22 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I recently was able to to see this film in NYC and found it highly entertaining. I would say it has a sort of "Curb your Enthusiasm" feel and I say this because I found myself laughing out loud, but almost feeling guilty for having done so. The people involved in this "mockumentary" all have their own strengths, weaknesses and motivations that really sell the plot and their performances. The characters are quite believable and the acting is spot-on (the celebrity cameo scene is one of the highlights of the film imho). For anyone looking for an offbeat comedy with enough emotion and heart to bind the story together, this is a must-see!


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