Wrong (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Wrong is strange and meandering, but its absurdist vignettes reveal a unique, wry wit.


Movie Info

Dolph Springer (Reno 911's Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life - his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey which spirals into the realm of the absurd. On his quest, he drastically alters the lives of several severely bizarro characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl (Entourage's Alexis Dziena), a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Quentin Dupieux
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 11, 2013
Box Office: $45.2k
Runtime:
Drafthouse Films - Official Site

Cast


as Dolph Springer

as Victor

as Detective Ronnie

as Master Chang

as Boss Gabrielle

as Pizza Delivery Man

as Pharmacist

as Gas Station Attendan...

as Painting Guy

as EMT Nurse

as Taxi Driver

as Emma's Husband

as Rear End Driver

as Victor and Emma's So...

as Undertaker

as Bus Driver

as Paul
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Critic Reviews for Wrong

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (17)

There's a winning confidence to the filmmaking, which is deceptively stylish - Dupieux favours nervy close-ups and blurred foregrounds - and some real soul in Plotnick's performance.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Dupieux makes the viewer work for it with Wrong. And it's not always worth the effort ...

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Dupieux has to be applauded for creating a unique universe, but sometimes he seems stuck in it - to the point where we feel we're not always in on the joke.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

In Wrong, reality and the world of the film will regularly upend themselves; it's never quite reliably clear, though, that these inexplicable events are happening for a purpose.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
NPR
Top Critic

Dupieux doesn't make films for everyone, but he does craft creative and abstract trips that are more than worth going on, even if they're fantastically difficult to explain to anyone who has yet to join the club.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Dupieux's absurdism is simply muddled, masking the fact he doesn't really have much to say.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wrong

Dolph wakes up to find his dog missing; to find him he'll have to deal with a neighbor who's in denial about his own jogging, an overly-attached pizza delivery girl, a detective who focuses on finding the dog's stool sample, and other bizarre characters. Dolph keeps going to his job everyday despite the fact that the indoor sprinkler system runs constantly and he was fired months ago; all of the jokes are like Monty Python members' dreams, played straight. This style of comedy will be intolerable for many, but it's an interesting ride if you can get into the spirit.

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Greg S

Super Reviewer

½

The silly plot remains intriguing for most of the time, with a pileup of Lynchian and Kaufmanian nonsense that proves to be quite amusing and hilarious - even if it doesn't have anything intelligent or consistent to say and feels a bit longer than it is.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

In "Wrong," Dolph(Jack Plotnick) is having a bad start to his day. To start with, his dog has gone missing. Then, his palm tree has mutated into a pine tree. His gardener Victor(Eric Judor) says he can fix the problem but it will cost $500. On the plus side, Emma(Alexis Dziena) takes a liking to Dolph after he calls the pizza place where she works to complain about the lack of logic in the company's mascot. So much so, that she sends him a free pizza with a note inside.

Look, I understand if Quentin Dupieux's films are not for everyone. But I think his brand of surrealism works well in this story of an office drone whose life and routine get shaken up more than a little which is a good thing, considering he still goes to work everyday even though he was fired months ago.(Sort of like Gregor Samsa when he got turned into an insect which Franz Kafka thought was funny because he still worried about getting to work.) Another way of looking at "Wrong" is how weird the world really is and how we should really just sit back and enjoy it.

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Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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