Beginning as a shining example of a mockumentary, then curdling into a private joke, Mail Order Wife features an offscreen narrator-director named Andrew (Gurland) interviewing Adrian (Martinez), a working-class slob from Queens who registers with a matchmaking service that hooks up Third World women with American men. A Burmese maiden is successfully summoned. But when the situation becomes abusive, Andrew lamely steps in front of the camera to confront his subject. Unfortunately, as Andrew loses his luster so does the film.
Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland