Making Mr. Right

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"A man with a good warranty is hard to find."
  • PG-13
  • 1987
  • 5.5  (3,069)

Making Mr. Right is a 1987 romantic comedy filled with science fiction elements, starring John Malkovich as Dr. Jeffrey Wright, an eccentric scientist who creates a robot called Ulysses. The movie is directed by Susan Seidelman and produced by Joel T. Smith. The movie begins with Dr. Wright who is a brilliant scientist with an abrasive personality. He has been commissioned by the Pentagon to develop a humanoid robot, which he calls Ulysses. Meanwhile, Claudia (Ann Magnuson) is a career-driven public relations specialist who is hired to promote the U.S. government's investment in Ulysses.

Claudia is initially skeptical and finds Dr. Wright to be difficult to work with, but as she spends more time with him, she gets to know the sensitive and caring side of his personality. On the other hand, Dr. Wright struggles to understand human emotions and social norms, relying on Ulysses for guidance on how to act and communicate.

As the story progresses, Claudia starts to develop feelings for Ulysses, the robot, and witnesses firsthand how advanced his programming is. Ulysses is an exact replica of Dr. Wright, both physically and intellectually. Claudia begins to see Ulysses as more than just a robot and starts to have doubts about falling in love with him.

Meanwhile, Dr. Wright is struggling with his own feelings, as he starts to develop a romantic interest in Claudia. He becomes jealous of Ulysses and realizes that he too wishes to experience love and human connection.

The movie deals with several themes such as love, humanity, artificial intelligence, and the search for companionship. It offers a humorous take on the concept of falling in love with a robot and explores the emotional implications of human-robot relationships. It also highlights the complexities of human emotions and how difficult it can be for humans to understand and communicate them effectively.

The chemistry between John Malkovich and Ann Magnuson is delightful to watch, and their performances add depth and resonance to the storyline. Glenne Headly's performance as Trish, Claudia's friend, is also noteworthy, adding a layer of comic relief to the film.

The movie's visual effects are impressive, particularly Ulysses' mechanical design, which was created by Academy Award-winning designer Robert Fletcher. The set design and cinematography offer a futuristic vision of the 1980s, with a pastel color palette and bold geometric shapes, adding to the cheeky and lighthearted tone of the movie.

Making Mr. Right is an enjoyable and offbeat romantic comedy that explores some heavy themes, but does so with a light touch. It is a rare film that combines science fiction, comedy, and romance in a thought-provoking and entertaining way. The movie's commentary on love, companionship, and human emotions is still relevant today, making it a timeless classic.

Making Mr. Right is a 1987 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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