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- 1 hr 32 min
Mail Order Wife is a 2004 drama, comedy film about a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a movie about a neighbor's mail order bride. Hut Botko and Andrew Gurland both wrote and directed the film. The documentary filmmaker Andrew (Andrew Gurland) is fascinated with the mail order bride industry and seeks to make a movie exposing what really goes on behind the scenes. He enlists the help of an arrogant jerk named Adrian (Adrian Martinez), who has very little experience in relationships. Adrian agrees to marry the subject of the documentary, Lichi (Eugenia Yuan), who comes from Burma, and is looking for a better life in the U.S. As Andrew and his crew begin to film the documentary, they find that Adrian is far worse than they ever anticipated. Adrian is a chauvinist, who thinks that women are supposed to wait on him hand and foot and function as his personal slave. Andrew is a devout snake lover and assigns Lichi job duties such as looking after his python, scouring his apartment to his satisfaction and fixing drinks and food whenever it pleases him. Lichi is completely disenchanted by the experience, and Andrew is also shocked to find that Adrian has no intentions of having a real relationship with Lichi. After growing tired of Adrian's constant abuse, Lichi decides to leave. She seeks refuge at Andrew's home before she decides her next move. After spending a great deal of time together, Andrew falls for Lichi and asks her to marry him. Lichi's experience with Adrian has changed her perspective about marriage and American males in general. Lichi's entire personality changes once she and Andrew marry. She has turned from the docile, obedient wife to an opinionated woman who has no problem with spending Andrew's money. Andrew decides to rid himself of the situation, and Lichi is last seen boarding a plane back to Burma.