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The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

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Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man.

Director:

Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)

Writers:

Tim Sandlin (novel), Megan Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Kwanten ... Leo Palamino
Kristen Hager ... Julie Deere
Maria Menounos ... Maria Menounsas
Jamani ... Ravi (as Mateen Devji)
Maya Samy Maya Samy ... Pia
Sara Canning ... Colette
Margherita Donato Margherita Donato ... Daphne
Arielle Rombough ... Cece
Ryan McPartlin ... Danny Hart
Valerie Planche ... Beatrice
James A. Woods ... Troy Cooper
Catherine O'Hara ... Tess
Chris Gillett ... James Hart
Janice Ryan Janice Ryan ... Eleanor Hart
Christopher Russell ... Troy Garnet
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In this romantic comedy, The Right Kind of Wrong, Leo Palamino is a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called "Why You Suck," a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette, the girl of his dreams... on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong. Written by SPF

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Leo just met the love of his life. At her wedding.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Named after the song "Right Kind of Wrong" by LeAnn Rimes. See more »

Goofs

At 55:41, she's not the same cat from the previous shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julie Deere: I've been writing a blog about how much you suck.
Leo Palamino: What's it called?
Julie Deere: Why You Suck dot net.
Leo Palamino: That's a clear title.
Julie Deere: Are you gonna read it?
Leo Palamino: Nope.
Julie Deere: Our friends think it's hilarious. If you don't read it, I won't just email it with a password to people we know. I'll make it public.
Leo Palamino: Go nuts, Jules. Stuff it up your blog.
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The cast and crew credits are shown on social media pages in opening credits. See more »

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Canta El Mariachi
Written by Danny Richasrd Osuna
Performed by Mariachi Osuna
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A typical romantic comedy that loses the comedy and then loses its way
9 March 2014 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"The Right Kind of Wrong" features a man, Leo Palamino (Ryan Kwanten), broken and worthless after his ex-wife left him. And wrote a blog called "Why You Suck." And wrote a book based on the massively successful blog. Leo isn't necessarily heartbroken, just annoyed. But then he meets a girl, one who can kick a football. He watched her get married and still decided he was going to win her over.

I liked the premise. It seemed like a typical romantic comedy, which it is, but the set-up in the opening scenes was all executed. His ex, Julie, is reading his faults from her blog-turned-book – his goals are unattainable dreams, just as he decides he's going to marry Colette at her wedding. He then tells his friends that he has met a new girl. They are all happy for him. Where did he meet her? At a wedding. That's nice; they're still happy for him. Whose wedding? Hers! His friends' happiness fades into concern, but Leo remains happy.

The problem isn't that the movie doesn't live up to expectations, but more that it doesn't remain funny as the film executes exactly as it's supposed to. Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, and boy attempts to win girl over. And the movie spends exactly an hour and a half on the boy attempts to win girl over part. I didn't see the appeal of Colette, but one of Leo's faults is that he makes snap judgements. So I suppose one doesn't need to like Colette, just Leo.

Kwanten's Leo was enjoyable. A little more pitiful than your typical everyman, and a little less likely to succeed with his unattainable romantic goals. Perhaps it's only fitting that the movie doesn't succeed with its romantic comedy aspirations. It's a Canadian production of a typical Hollywood movie. Shot on location in Alberta, the mountains, creeks and woods were beautiful, but the writing also had its hills and valleys. The quirky comedy wasn't funny, the expected storyline drags a little long, and then the ending wasn't anything new. "The Right Kind of Wrong" was supposed to be a different kind of romantic comedy, but when the humour fades away, it just doesn't work.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and Sunsets See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$593, 16 March 2014

Gross USA:

$2,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$208,105
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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