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"MR. WONDERFUL" Production Information

 

Directed by
ANTHONY MINGHELLA
 
Produced by
MARIANNE MOLONEY
 
Written by
AMY SCHOR
VICKI POLON
 
Co-Producer
STEVEN FELDER
 
Director of Photography
GEOFFREY SIMPSON, A.C.S.
 
Production Designed by
DOUGK GRANER
 
Edited by
JOHN TINTORI
 
Music Composed by MICHAEL GORE
 
 
 
 

Gus (Dillon) is a Con Edison electrical worker in New Yor, a young guy from the old neighborhood who married his high-school sweetheart, hung with his childhood friends and thought life would take care of itself. But his wife, Lee (Sciorra), ahd other ideas. She wanted to improve herself and leave the neighborhood and its claustrophobic ways behind. Eventually, that meant saying goodbye to Gus as well and beginning a college education. Now Gus has a new girl -- and Rita (Parker), a nurse, is a sweetheart who's ready to get marrid and start a family. However, Gus gets aggravated every time he thinks of Lee-- and Rita worries that he thinks of Lee a bit too often. His buddies, in an effort to bring Gus in a a partner in restoring a beloved neighborhood bowling alley, suggest finding a "Mr. Wonderful" for Lee -- someone to marry her and take the burden of financial support from Gus' shoulders. And it's not until he's enlisted the help of everyone from Rita to the chariming, good-hearted and eligible pharmacist down the block that Gus begins to wonder what it really is that he wants from live -- and from Lee. Meanwhile, Lee, who's enjoying the guilty pleasure of a fling with her (married) English professor (Hurt), is suddenly adrift in memory and emotion as she perceives an array of romantic choices before her. "Mr. Wonderful" takes a poignant second look at first love. Contrasting the gritty realities of life as an electrician with the mysterious electricity of romance, the movie reflects on friendship, old times and new horizons.