Lawrence O'Toole
March 18, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

Mr. Wonderful

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, James Gandolfini
director
Anthony Minghella
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D+

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-

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