Video Review

Mr. Wonderful

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Details Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra

That's what they think. In this grim romantic comedy, Dillon is the best living example, metaphorically speaking, of how baby fat can turn to flab. He plays a divorced man trying to avoid alimony payments by marrying off his ex-wife (Sciorra). Why she eventually chooses him over a more interesting man (Vincent D'Onofrio) is beyond the pale of human understanding. British director Anthony Minghella made 1991's marvelous and moving Truly, Madly, Deeply, but in crossing the pond to America with Mr. Wonderful he is out of his depth. C-

Originally posted Mar 18, 1994 Published in issue #214 Mar 18, 1994 Order article reprints

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