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Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Alston
Whitman Crawford
Inga Gunther
Jack Tramonte
Mrs. Crawford
Dick Braxton
Bob (as Brad Henke)
Nancy Culpepper
Mr. Alston
Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells ...
Camille Saviola ...


Martha is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone's wondering when Martha is going to meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. When by chance, Martha meets a handsome stranger named Whitman, the two fall madly in love with each other. But soon Martha discovers little quirks in Whitman... little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time Martha realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away -- she'll have to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

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He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barbatul perfect  »

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$12,350,030 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Lisa Kudrow tested for the role of Annie. See more »


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Inga Gunther: Bob, cut the couch!
Martha: Don't cut the couch, HEY...
Inga Gunther: HEY IS FOR HORSES!
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Referenced in Meet the Spartans (2008) See more »


Written by Peter Wolf (as P. Wolf) & Seth Justman (as S. Justman)
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
Produced by Kenny Laguna and Thom Panunzio
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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Pitch Black Comedy With Numerous Funny Moments
11 November 2002 | by (Kidderminster,England) – See all my reviews

Mr.Wrong has been unfairly reviewed. Designed as a vehicle for the considerable comic talents of Ellen Degeneres, this perhaps wasn't what many people were expected. Okay so its got a glossy sheen and typical 'madcap' comedy music but its tone is much darker than your average comedy.

Ellen plays Martha, a single women who thinks shes found the man of her dreams in Whitman, played with creepy assurance, by Bill Pullman. After making the mistake of telling him to act like himself, it becomes clear that he is completely insane.

He makes her shoplift, sends her endlessly random gifts, steals mexican kids for her and in the most uncomfortable scene of all, in an effort to show her how much he loves her, he breaks his finger for her.

For some people this may sound more like the plot of a thriller and some critics did find the film a little distasteful but for black comedy fans, this is great fun. Degeneres is fantastic as the goofy heroine, providing most of the films laughs.

The random humour of the film is what makes it really funny. Disgruntled ex Joan Cusack's attempts to strike back at Degeneres are great. 'Do you want gum in your hair?', 'Prepare to be consumed by ants!', 'Don't be nice to her! Pull her hair!'

It may not be to everyone's tastes but this is a real comedy gem.

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