By People Staff
October 25, 1993 12:00 PM

Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt

This movie, which takes its name from a 1956 Broadway vehicle for Sammy Davis Jr., also has a musical-comedy plot. One can’t watch without periodically thinking, “Yeah, this is where a song should go.” Dillon is a New York City municipal electrician who would like to move up in the world. But he’s hobbled by alimony payments to his ex-wife (Sciorra). Then one of Dillon’s cronies has a brainstorm: Find a husband for your ex and say bye-bye to that obligation. Sounds good to Dillon. Sounds good to Dillon’s girlfriend (Parker). Bui it takes some effort lo convince Sciorra, who’s having an affair with her married college professor (Hurl). When she finally agrees, Dillon begins wondering if he really is so eager to hand her off. Slight it may be, but Mr. Wonderful has an unforced charm and sweetness fortified by fine performances. (PG-13)

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