Mail Order Wife (2005)

Mail Order Wife
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords mockumentary
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jon Nissenbaum Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Candy Butchers Song Performer ("Hunker Down") 120788 8000003
Mike Viola Song ("Hunker Down") 120859 8000002
Samuel Lisenco Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Steve Carrillo Swing Gang Swing 434 9000003
Jennifer Galvelis Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Bruce Kivo Extras Casting Extras Casting Director 120851 10000002
Lori Eastside Casting n/a 179 10000001
Mark Wike Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
John Gramaglia Editor n/a 172 7000002
Guy Hellson Production Manager IT Production Manager 305 5000003
Mark Santora Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000002
Jesse Scolaro Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
John Malloy Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Dia Kontaxis Production Coordinator Miami Production Coordinator 162 5000005
Kevin Napier Editor n/a 172 7000001
Charles Debold Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000002
Luke Geissbuhler Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Roderica McCloud Hair n/a 120794 13000002
Roderica McCloud Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Bruce Hall Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Galen Bernard Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Sarah Perlman Craft Service Food Stylist 120903 22000001
Dmitry Terekhov Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
David Mayer Production Assistant Miami Production Assistant 275 25000003
Bruce Hall Associate to Director Director's Assistant 121077 25000006
Brian Kamerzel Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000005
Nick Scown Production Assistant Miami Production Assistant 275 25000004
Kathy Sarreal Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergmann, Coleman, Grodin & Evall, LLP) 120857 18000003
Wayne Kazan Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergmann, Coleman, Grodin & Evall, LLP) 120857 18000002
Amy Wardron Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000002
Sean Canada Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000001
Roderica McCloud Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000004
Hae Kyong Harpaz Foley Artist n/a 223 14000003
Chen Harpaz Sound Design n/a 120905 14000004
Alan Grodin Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergmann, Coleman, Grodin & Evall, LLP) 120857 18000001
Chen Harpaz Sound Mixer Sound Mix 230 14000006
Dan Johnson Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Andrew Gurland Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Huck Botko Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Avram Ludwig Actor Lawyer 1 1000014
Jonny J. Peterson Actor Jonny 1 1000013
Krista Gall Actor Dinner Guest 1 1000012
Huck Botko Actor Huck 1 1000015
Stephanie Gurland Actor Mrs. Gurland 1 1000016
Oro Benzriheim Actor Oro 1 1000019
Paul Thornton Actor Curt 1 1000018
Tania Trikha Actor Graphic Artist 1 1000017
Kevin Napier Actor Dinner Guest 1 1000011
Floy Bossinas Actor Dinner Guest 1 1000010
Roland Uruci Actor Mail Order Bride Broker 1 1000004
Adrian Martinez Actor Adrian Martin 1 1000003
Eugenia Yuan Actor Lichi 1 1000002
Deborah Teng Actor Translator 1 1000005
Norman Goodman Actor Judge 1 1000006
John Salvatore Actor Caterer 1 1000009
Merritt Janson Actor Merrit 1 1000008
Dr. Mark Brenner Actor Dr. Brenner 1 1000007
Jose Canseco Actor Jose Canseco 1 1000020
Samuel Lisenco Actor Skater 1 1000021
David Bartis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes Producer n/a 3 3000004
Avram Ludwig Producer n/a 3 3000003
Bo Hyde Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Doug Liman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Danielle Robertson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Gary Rubin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Bobby Sheng Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Nina Yang Producer n/a 3 3000002
Andrew Weiner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Luke Geissbuhler Actor Film Crew 1 1000024
Dan Johnson Actor Film Crew 1 1000023
Bruce Hall Actor Film Crew 1 1000022
Charles Debold Actor Film Crew 1 1000025
David Mayer Actor Film Crew 1 1000026
Andrew Gurland Director n/a 2 2000002
Huck Botko Director n/a 2 2000001
Andrew Gurland Actor Andrew 1 1000001
Synopsis
Andrew Gurland is a New York City filmmaker interested in making a documentary about an average guy and his marriage to a mail order bride. Andrew finds the perfect subject for his film and decides to fund the marriage in exchange for the right to film the entire process. He finds what appears to be the ideal candidate in Adrian Martin, an overweight doorman from Queens who has renounced dating and seems optimistic about choosing a bride from overseas. After corresponding with Burmese women from a catalogue, Adrian selects Lichi, a beautiful woman in her twenties whose ad and letter pique his interest. The filmmakers pay for Lichi's flight to America, and soon she finds herself immersed in American married life--which, in Adrian's household, involves little more than one's cooking and cleaning duties. Andrew initially looks past the fact that Adrian treats Lichi more like a domestic servant than a companion. The entire project comes to a startling halt when, without Lichi's knowledge, Adrian takes her to the gynecologist for a consultation about tubal legation (sterilization). Lichi quickly discovers what the Doctor visit is for and rejects the procedure. Andrew thinks Adrian has crossed the line and when a heated argument ensues, Adrian terminates his involvement in the documentary. Two months later, Andrew receives a surprise visit from Lichi, who is there to reveal a shocking videotape documenting her bizarre life as Adrian's wife. Feeling partially responsible for her increasingly despondent situation, Andrew urges Lichi to leave her husband and offers his apartment as a safe haven. What transpires is beyond anything Andrew or Adrian could imagine, as their experiences with Lichi lead them through a series of unpredictable events, ultimately culminating in a showdown in Miami that reveals the lengths that both men and women will go to in order to avoid being alone.