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Mail Order Wife 4.0 from 0 reviews
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Making a documentary parody really only works if the subject is funny and the characters are caricatures (see "This is Spinal Tap"). Abusive men who order wives through the mail doesn't quite have the same wink-wink-nudge-nudge appeal. Director Andrew Gurland, playing himself, is a documentary filmmaker getting wrapped up in a mail-order marriage gone bad, who then offers the overseas newlywed a place to stay (i.e. his bed) and helps her find a job. The camera bobs and weaves, trying to focus the entire time. It's almost like it doesn't want to watch, either. An unlikable cast of fictional characters is trumped by a cameo from unlikable non-fictional caricature Jose Canseco.

Visual Entertainment, 10 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608

Available on Running time 92 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mockumentary, Marriage, Marriages of Convenience, New York, New York, Newlyweds, Mail-Order Brides
Screenplay
Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
Cast
Andrew Gurland, Eugenia Yuan, Adrian Martinez, Deborah Teng
Cinematography
Luke Geissbuhler
Director
Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
Other
Chen Harpaz, Mark Wike, Kevin Napier, Jennifer Galvelis, Jon Nissenbaum
Producer
Avram Ludwig, Kendall Morgan, Andrew Weiner, Nina Yang, Hypnotic, Dada Films

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