Cinema: Making Mr. Right

Directed by Susan Seidelman. Screenplay by Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank

The moral of this tale could not be simpler or, in its way, more disappointingly obvious. It holds that the American male has declined to such a sorry -- if occasionally hilarious -- state of ineptitude that the American female's last best hope for happy mating lies in robotics. Every man that Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) and her friends and family encounter is in one way or another so insecure and self-absorbed as to be incapable of sustaining a decent relationship with a woman. It is only when Frankie, a public relations expert, takes an assignment for a manufacturer of high-tech...

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