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Overview

A movie maker unwittingly gets a bit too involved with his subjects in this darkly comic mockumentary. Andrew Andrew Gurland is a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a picture about modern-day mail order marriage. Andrew thinks he's found the perfect subject for his film when he meets Adrian Adrian Martinez, a stocky snake enthusiast from Queens, NY, who earns his living as a doorman and has never had much luck with women. Adrian wants choose a bride from a professional marriage broker's agency called ...
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Overview

A movie maker unwittingly gets a bit too involved with his subjects in this darkly comic mockumentary. Andrew Andrew Gurland is a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a picture about modern-day mail order marriage. Andrew thinks he's found the perfect subject for his film when he meets Adrian Adrian Martinez, a stocky snake enthusiast from Queens, NY, who earns his living as a doorman and has never had much luck with women. Adrian wants choose a bride from a professional marriage broker's agency called Paradise Girls, and Andrew agrees to foot the bill in exchange for the rights to make a movie about him. Adrian soon weds Lichi Eugenia Yuan, an attractive Burmese woman, but Andrew is less than pleased to discover what Adrian really wants from his relationship is a woman who will feed mice to his pet python, make chili just the way he likes it, and keep the house spotless while occasionally indulging some of his odder sexual fantasies. Lichi isn't happy either, and at Andrew's urging she leaves Adrian and moves into Andrew's apartment until she decides what to do next. Andrew falls for Lichi, and before long he asks for her hand in marriage; however, her relationship with Adrian has stripped Lichi of her illusions, and she becomes a very demanding bride who loudly speaks her mind and has accumulated a large and expensive collection of pig-related nick knacks.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's Commentary; Extra footage; Character profiles; And more...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • UPC: 602498842485
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Independent
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 98,512

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrian Martinez , Adrian
Eugenia Yuan , Lichi
Andrew Gurland , Andrew
Deborah Teng
Jose Canesco
Technical Credits
Huck Botko Director, Screenwriter
Andrew Gurland Director, Screenwriter
Dave Bartis Executive Producer
Lori Eastside Casting
Jennifer Galvelis Costumes/Costume Designer
Luke Geissbuhler Cinematographer
Chen Harpaz Sound/Sound Designer
Bo Hyde Executive Producer
Doug Liman Executive Producer
Avram Ludwig Producer
Kendall Morgan Producer
Kevin Napier Editor
Jon Nissenbaum Production Designer
Gary Rubin Executive Producer
Bobby Sheng Executive Producer
Andrew Weiner Producer
Mark Wike Musical Direction/Supervision
Nina Yang Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mail Order Wife
1. Main Title/Paradise Girls [5:49]
2. Coming to America [4:13]
3. Wedding [1:21]
4. "Keep Stirring" [1:45]
5. Chipwich [2:38]
6. Lichi's Story [7:37]
7. Solace With Andrew [5:15]
8. Unlikely Gourmet [1:57]
9. Defining a Relationship [4:09]
10. Improper Arrangement [4:42]
11. "In Writing" [5:27]
12. Meeting Mom [5:39]
13. Den of Pigs [3:14]
14. Envisioning an End [5:00]
15. Closure/Payback [2:49]
16. The Bait [2:28]
17. Mai-Li's Arrival [7:26]
18. Thwarted Plan [3:35]
19. Poolside Confessions [1:34]
20. End Credits [1:41]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mail Order Wife
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio: English 5.1 Surround
      Subtitles: Spanish On
      Subtitles: Spanish Off
   Extras
      Actor/Director Commentary: On
      Actor/Director Commentaty: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         The Panda Gang
         The Morning After (Alternate Version)
         The Van
         Calling Burma
         The Yacht
         Curt's Apology
         Play All
      Audition Swquences
         Adrian Martinez
         Eugenia Yuan
         Paul Thornton
         Play All
      Supporting Character Segments
         Stephanie Gurland
         Paul Thornton
         Play All
      Trailer
   Select a Scene
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dark comedy

    One of the craziest films Ive ever seen. It really goes in depth into the world of mail order wives. There is a big twist at the end but I wont give that away. The footage is very raw so if you're week at heart then you might want to think twice, but it is also really funny. You cant imagine a more desperate and disgusting male protagonist. Overall, a very entertaining film that I highly recommend to anyone intersted in documentary style films about controversial subjects. A must see!

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