Quentin Dupieux's WRONG is about how people, I guess, can go wrong about things, small and big. The premise is simple enough, and a great starting point: Jack Plotnick is Dolph Springer, a working man (though he's actually been fired for three months but still goes to work, where it rains all the time indoors), and he's lost his dog. Where could he be? As it turns out, there is an answer to that, in the form of a sort of dog communications/telepathy expert in William Ficther's character, who may or may not be Indian or Asian of some sort (his accent's kinda convincing, for what's required here). But Dupieux has some sub-plot/weird strands going on here as well, which include Dolph's gardener, and a girl on the other end of a phone for a pizza place - Dolph is rather confused about a rabbit on a motorcycle as a logo - who finds his questions attractive and sleeps with the, uh, gardener instead thinking it's Dolph and then... aw hell, you should see it for yourself.A lot of the great things in Wrong are from the awkward, very surreal interactions and environment that are set up. This could easily go into the realm of more absurdist-comedy-of-manners style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but Dupieux is just so off-kilter that you know you're in for a something... special here. If I have a general criticism it's that Dolph perhaps should've been a little more of an everyman; he is, for the most part, except for the whole thing of him being at work even though he's not really working there anymore, and a couple other small things. This would make all of his interactions stronger, but, luckily, people like William Fictner pull off dead-pan humor wonderfully, and his few scenes are delights as he first puts Dolph through the rigmarole to see him, and then gives him a book on how to talk to his dog through his mind.Some other very strange developments happen, such as with Emma, the character Alexis Dziena plays (you might know her as the girl who memorably goes naked for a quick flash in Broken Flowers), who, if one is taking her on as a 'real-world' person, may be brain-damaged. In Dupieux's world, she may be simply... wrong. Or right, who knows. But she's kind of like his own satirical take on the Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl, which makes for a lot of spot-on comedy (oh, and she's pregnant, whoops, it happens!) If there's another problem though there may be times where, if it doesn't work on a comic plane, it kind of just sits there like a lump until it's over; the sequences for me involved the neighbor, who we meet at the start as denying he's a jogger ("I HATE running!" he states emphatically) and then decides to go driving for a while... in the desert... or somewhere else... That part, I don't 'get it', I guess. The stuff with the Dog Detective as well is hit or miss (it's either very funny, or, you can feel the improv and it struggles).But if you're looking for something off-kiler and playfully surreal - the kind of experience where a character has a dream taking place on a beach and involves warped talking, but mostly presented as straightforward - this is a welcome offering. It's kind of like what Luis Bunuel might offer up for the Comedy Central network.
Wrong is probably one of the worse movies I have ever seen. You realise within 20 minutes with absolutely nothing happening that the movie is going to be a total failure.If you are into finding meaning in things which don't exist this may be the movie for you.The only positive to come from this movie was that I will refuse to watch any more useless movies like this beyond 10-20 minutes. It is best just to switch them off.I agree with all those realistic reviews who gave this a one. Overall,this is an extremely poor quality movie and I would not waste your time watching it.
I don't see many original movies, but with a drink in your hand this movie is fantastic. There are so many garbage movies nowadays but this film really took me by surprise. I found it good from cinematography all the way down to it's narrative. Random, confusing and worth watching if you're sick of the trash in theaters nowadays. The acting was great, had lots of witty lines and for a low budget film it really keeps your attention. Doesn't really have much of a plot but it does have a story to tell. So if you're sick of movies you've seen before, redone in a different style with different characters then give this film a try.
Wrong is one of those movies that I started watching and started thinking WTF? I did sit the whole way through thinking somehow that everything would tie in at the end. It didn't. Unless you are a big drug user or indeed a mental case, I doubt anyone could make sense of the movie. Yes there some humorous moments, but the movie as a whole does not Gel. Someone dies, comes back to life, a girl gets pregnant and is in labour a few days later and the kid is suddenly like 10 years old. All this takes place on the SAME time-line. Save yourself and take the dog for a walk instead or anything other than watching this crap. How the hell it got such a high rating on here is beyond me. I'm guessing the PR people for the film submitted them.