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      Mail Order Wife

      R Released Sep 24, 2004 1h 31m Comedy List
      61% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 68% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A filmmaker (Andrew Gurland) documents the lives of a chubby doorman (Adrian Martinez) and his mail-order bride (Eugenia Yuan) from Burma. Read More Read Less
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      The setup for Mail Order Wife is clever, but the movie is only moderately funny, and it stumbles badly in the third act.

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      Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 23, 2005 Full Review Ned Martel New York Times Strange, often silly mockumentary. Rated: 2/5 Apr 2, 2005 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly It took gifted hucksters to make this movie. Rated: B Mar 30, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Chris Cabin Filmcritic.com has a knack for sniffing out our dark areas without pity Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 7, 2005 Full Review Chris Hewitt St. Paul Pioneer Press A movie that rewards your intelligence and curiosity. Rated: 3/4 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Don't expect an easy ride the whole way through, it has very dark moments,but it is more than worth it. Having seen a Gurland short- it appears race is a preoccupation and here he and Botko pan out to bring gender roles into the picture. The result is laugh out loud funny. The cast are all excellent & it is truly a fantastic example of Indie Cinema, yYu wade through a lot of crap to find films like this, but what a reward when you do. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Great acting but I don't really know what I feel about the rest of it. I didn't find it funny in the least, probably because I have some knowledge of what mail order brides actually experience and it's not a really funny subject. Also, I don't know what we're supposed to take away from this movie-that all men are pigs or that women are manipulating bitches? I think the filmmakers took on a grim subject but failed to stir any emotion in me other than discomfort and ambivalence. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member watch this, i dont wanna ruin anything Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member uhhhhm, ROFLMFAO!!!! lolCOPTERS!!!! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review jake s A very well done darkly comic mockumentary. So, well done in fact, that if someone didn't tell you that going in, you might mistake it for a real report from "60 Minutes" or something and miss all the humor, because gags are delivered so dry & quick. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie just plain sucks.It tries to pass itself off as a real life documentary but it's not. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A filmmaker (Andrew Gurland) documents the lives of a chubby doorman (Adrian Martinez) and his mail-order bride (Eugenia Yuan) from Burma.
      Director
      Huck Botko, Robert Capelli Jr.
      Producer
      David Bartis, Bo Hyde, Doug Liman, Gary Rubin, Bobby Sheng
      Screenwriter
      Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
      Distributor
      Dada Films
      Production Co
      Cherry Road Films LLC
      Rating
      R (Disturbing Sexual Material|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 24, 2004, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 6, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $62.4K
      Runtime
      1h 31m