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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
Hope Davis ...
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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Storyline

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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Barbatul perfect  »

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

Goofs

Martha's father says "This is the best God damned gazpacho I have ever had ever tasted," nearly running "ever had ever tasted" together, because the line was "ever tasted" and he accidentally said "ever had"; the director opted to leave the flub in. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: [about to open a jar of ants] prepare to be consumed, Martha Alston! PREPARE TO BE... oh, God! They're dead. Bob?
Bob: They are?
Inga Gunther: Yes, didn't you feed them?
Bob: i thought you said you wanted them hungry?
Inga Gunther: HUNGRY, Bob! Not DEAD! Now what are we gonna do?
Martha: We could re-schedule, like, you know, next Tuesday is good for me.
Inga Gunther: Dream on, little beauty!
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KISSES GOOD
Written by Jill Freeman
Performed by Once Blue
Produced by Steve Addabbo
Courtesy of EMI Records
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It's not wrong to like this film, it's very funny!
4 May 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Martha (Ellen DeGeneres) is a single, thirty-something television producer who has had very bad luck in her relationships with men. Therefore, when she meets Whitman at the jukebox (Bill Pullman), a self-proclaimed investor-poet, she is smitten with his intelligence and his good looks. However, after a couple of dreamy days and nights, Whitman decides to reveal his "true self". He tells Martha he's going to take her on a fun date...they are going to go shoplifting. This is the just the beginning of the swell times ahead! Poor Martha! Will she never find true love? DeGeneres and Pullman display full-octane comedy in this film. The viewer can not help but laugh at their antics. And the supporting cast is such a dream, with Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Joan Plowright and others! The script is humorous, the costumes are a pleasure, the San Diego setting is very nice, what more could one ask for? Please give this film a try, you'll like it!


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