Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right (1987)

John Malkovich plays a double role as the android Ulysses and the human physician Jeff Peters in this uneven romantic comedy. Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is a shady publicist who doesn't fall for the romantic robot until the end, when… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lightweight but amusing

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Screenwriters Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank's flapjack-flat characters meander through a slack plot that aims to address love between life-forms.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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.

Scott Weinberg

A one-joke comedy that's buoyed by a handful of great performances.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A smart, quick witted, wicked and genuinely funny movie.

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Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide

Just like any other saturated formula, its joke wears thin after the first hour or so.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
A beautiful story of a woman (Ann Magnuson) falling in love with an android (John Malkovich), who is scheduled to go up on a space mission. The Turtles make it… More
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Michael Gildea
I watched this dozens of times when I was a tween and liked it for some reason. Watching it twenty years later merely proves how dated it is and how bad it was… More
Bill Cavros
People are defined by the bad things that happen to them in lives. This exceptionally low budget pic makes up for the lack of visual flare with a great… More