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Mr. Wrong (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  16 February 1996 (USA)
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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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Martha Alston
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Whitman Crawford
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Inga Gunther
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Jack Tramonte
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Mrs. Crawford
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Walter
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Dick Braxton
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Jane
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Annie
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Bob (as Brad Henke)
Christine Cattell ...
Nancy Culpepper
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Mr. Alston
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Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells ...
Stuart
Camille Saviola ...
Consuela
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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.

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Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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$12,350,030 (USA)
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Ed McMahon tested for the role of Dick Braxton. See more »

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Martha turns off the TV twice in her office when Walter walks in. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: Bob, cut the couch!
Martha: Don't cut the couch, HEY...
Inga Gunther: HEY IS FOR HORSES!
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SINCE I LAID EYES ON YOU
Written by Ellen Shipley, Billy Steinberg and Sandy Stewart
Performed by Faith Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Nashville
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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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