Some popular actors are cast against type in MR. WONDERFUL, a predictable but inoffensive story of a young man who tries to find a new husband for his ex-wife in order to relieve himself of alimony payments.
Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra play Gus and Lenora, former childhood sweethearts whose marriage ended when she decided to distance herself from their working-class Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. In her pursuit of greater intellectual stimulation, Lenora has taken a job in a botanic garden,
enrolled in college, and begun an affair with a married professor, Tom (William Hurt). Gus, meanwhile, is involved with Rita (Mary-Louise Parker) but unable to ful...