Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

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A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is ... See full summary »

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  • John Malkovich in Making Mr. Right (1987)
  • John Malkovich and Ann Magnuson in Making Mr. Right (1987)
  • John Malkovich and Ann Magnuson in Making Mr. Right (1987)
  • John Malkovich in Making Mr. Right (1987)
  • Ann Magnuson and Harsh Nayyar in Making Mr. Right (1987)
  • John Malkovich in Making Mr. Right (1987)

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25 December 2015 | SnoopyStyle
| cute premise but not that funny
Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is a modern woman in Miami. She's in public relations and is tired of boyfriend/client politician Steven Marcus. Her mother keeps bothering her about her sister's wedding. Her latest client is repressed scientist Jeff Peters (John Malkovich). He has created the Ulysses android which looks exactly like him. The program is in danger of losing government funding. Ulysses has never seen a woman and Frankie starts teaching him social graces before presenting him on a talk show. Her best friend Trish (Glenne Headly) arrives to stay with her after Trish's soap actor husband left her.

The premise is somewhat cute. This is a rom-com where the successful female lead can't find a good man. Ann Magnuson is not a big rom-com actress. A bigger actress could probably make this work better. Malkovich is a stiff scientist and a learning robot. He's fine but not a hunky lead. I don't think any of the jokes are working. Frankie is a nice character but this isn't that funny.

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