Making Mr. Right
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Making Mr. Right
This sci-fi comedy from Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) director Susan Seidelman stars John Malkovich along with several other actors from his Steppenwolf Theatre troupe in Chicago. Malkovich stars as Dr. Jeff Peters, a scientist for the Chemtech Corporation who has invented an affable robotic clone of himself named Ulysses (also played by Malkovich). Unfortunately, Jeff is long on brains but short on personality or warmth, leaving his double an empty vessel, emotionally speaking. Believing that if Ulysses only had a bit more spark he could be utilized as a publicity gimmick and fundraising… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adds up to somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but the parts are often delightful, particularly when Ms. Seidelman keeps them moving at a sufficiently furious pace."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The film's fake feminist message is at its most cyncial: Real men are repulsive but androids (created by women) are sweet, sensitive, and open-minded."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Lightweight but amusing"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Screenwriters Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank's flapjack-flat characters meander through a slack plot that aims to address love between life-forms."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"One of the more enjoyable of the indie comedies of the 80s, as much a product of its time as Woodstock was of its own."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"A one-joke comedy that's buoyed by a handful of great performances."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A smart, quick witted, wicked and genuinely funny movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Just like any other saturated formula, its joke wears thin after the first hour or so."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
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