Making Mr. Right
The reclusive, malcontent and somewhat narcissistic Dr. Jeff Peters (John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich) has been tasked with building a robot for an unmanned space mission. Although built in his own image, the robot, Ulysses (also played by Malkovich), must still be taught human behavior. Enter public relations expert Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson, Love At Large). Not only taxed with publicizing Ulysses, but teaching human emotions that will sustain him during his prolonged space mission, Frankie soon finds herself attracted to the sweet and innocent creation as if he were... human.
Packed with a cast of eccentric characters (including Glenne Headly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Laurie Metcalf, TV's Roseanne; Polly Bergen, Move Over, Darling; and Ben Masters, Mandingo) who bring the Floyd Byars (Masterminds) and Laurie Frank (Love Crimes) script to life, Making Mr. Right is Susan Seidelman's (She-Devil) comic take on finding (or perhaps a better word would be creating) the perfect mate.
Contributing to the proceedings is the work of ace cinematographer Ed Lachman (Desperately Seeking Susan, Far From Heaven and HBO's Mildred Pierce), production designer Barbara Ling (The Doors) and a soundtrack courtesy of Chaz Jankel (D.O.A.) featuring "Happy Together" by The Turtles.