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Mr. Wrong

Mr. Wrong (1996)



Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 8

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Popular comic and television personality Ellen DeGeneres had her first starring role in a feature film in this black comedy. Martha Alston (DeGeneres) is a thirtysomething single working as a producer for a talk show. Ever since Martha's younger sister got married, her parents have been after her to settle down, but Martha has had little luck finding the right guy. On Valentine's Day, Martha is depressed and drinking at a bar when she meets Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), who seems like the


Comedy, Romance

Jun 4, 2002

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (27) | DVD (1)

The hip, smart yarn has a bite not seen in American movies since The War of the Roses.

June 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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A dreadful movie.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is a romantic comedy parody, but how can you satirize something that's a comedy to begin with? If this motion picture is an example, not only can't it be done, but the result is downright ugly.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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A sour, listless debunking of romantic comedies.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Like its title character, Mr. Wrong doesn't know when to quit.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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As directed sloppily by Nick Castle, this comedy barely lets its main characters develop, even though either of them could be great fun.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A tiresome, awkwardly directed farce that squanders the talents of its appealing stars.

July 21, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Charming and funny Ellen DeGeneres made her big-screen leap--make that 'dive'--in this most uncharming and unfunny black comedy.

September 10, 2005 Full Review Source:

So-so, forgettable De Generes-Pullman vehicle.

May 28, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Likeable performers mired in a laugh-free comedy zone.

April 3, 2005

Fascinating in retrospect as a lesbian's take on dating men.

June 15, 2004

Fitting title.

November 5, 2003 Full Review

Wrong, all wrong, Ellen in Romantic Leads -- Not!

November 14, 2002

Had potential, but don't a lot of clunkers

September 17, 2002

Pullman, often cast as The Nice Guy, has fun playing the heel, but due to the writing we don't get to share in the fun very much.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Bill Pullman is always a pleasure, but not even his fantastically dry wit can salvage this slow-motion train wreck.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source:

A clumsy, repetitive attempt at comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter

Any movie that has the word "wrong" in the title should be very, very careful to get things right. The makers of this movie were not careful.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

There are places where even Matheson and Castle seem ill-at-ease with their own premise, as if they are trying to make both a dark satire and a bright, light comedy. The result is like oil and water.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Mr. Wrong

Usually I don't give films such a low rating, but this was undoubtedly one of the worst films I have ever seen. Ellen held on for dear life, but between Bill Pullman's over the top performance and the terrible script, it was headed for disaster right off.
July 15, 2010

Super Reviewer

Without a doubt one of the worst films I've ever seen. I could write at great length as to why this film fails in so many ways but I don't want to, I have better things to do and I have already wasted 97 minutes of my life watching it. Needless to say, there is nothing of quality contained in this film and you should avoid it at all costs!
February 3, 2010

Super Reviewer

I enjoyed watching this movie. Ellen DeGeneres is a woman who seeks the perfect man to start a relationship with but when she seemingly finds Mr. Right, he turns out to be Mr. Wrong because he shows an entirely different and wacky personality. When she tries to convince all the other people about his personality changes they won't believe her. I had loads of fun watching this movie but it seemed a little cheesy at times.
January 25, 2011
Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer

Bill Pullman is wonderfully creepy in this movie.
May 16, 2009

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