Mail Order Wife
Mail Order Wife ★★ 2004 (R)
Making a documentary parody really only works if the subject is funny and the characters are caricatures (see “This is Spinal Tap”). Abusive men who order wives through the mail doesn't quite have the same wink-wink-nudge-nudge appeal. Director Andrew Gurland, playing himself, is a documentary filmmaker getting wrapped up in a mail-order marriage gone bad, who then offers the overseas newlywed a place to stay (i.e. his bed) and helps her find a job. The camera bobs and weaves, trying to focus the entire time. It's almost like it doesn't want to watch, either. An unlikable cast of fictional characters is trumped by a cameo from unlikable nonfictional caricature Jose Canseco. 92m/C DVD . US Andrew Gurland, Eugenia Yuan, Adrian Martinez, Deborah Teng; D: Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland; W: Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland; C: Luke Geissbuhler.
"Mail Order Wife." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 22, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines/mail-order-wife
"Mail Order Wife." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . Retrieved July 22, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines/mail-order-wife
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.