Wrong (film)

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Wrong
Wrong film.jpg
Film poster (c) Kevos Van Der Meiren
Directed byQuentin Dupieux
Written byQuentin Dupieux
Produced by
  • Gregory Bernard
  • Charles-Marie Anthonioz
  • Nicolas Lhermitte
  • Josef Lieck
Starring
CinematographyQuentin Dupieux
Edited byQuentin Dupieux
Music by
Production
companies
Realitism Films
Canal+
Arte Cinema
Distributed byDrafthouse Films
Release dates
  • January 21, 2012 (2012-01-21) (Sundance)
  • March 29, 2013 (2013-03-29) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
CountriesFrance
United States[1]
LanguageEnglish
Box office$46,021[2]

Wrong is a 2012 French-American independent surreal comedy film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. The film stars Jack Plotnick and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Official Selection. The producers of the film are Gregory Bernard, Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Nicolas Lhermitte and Josef Lieck.

Synopsis[edit]

Dolph wakes up early in the morning in his suburban home to find that his dog is missing. He is in denial that he has lost his job and shows up to his office to work every day and pretends to do his work. Dolph's need to live in a world of denial about all the areas in his life that are obviously not working is found throughout his life. A palm tree in his backyard transforms into a pine tree. It's raining inside Dolph's office even though none of his co-workers seem to notice it or care that they're being soaked. To put his life back together, he goes in search for his dog.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

It holds a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 43 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The critical consensus states that "Wrong is strange and meandering, but its absurdist vignettes reveal a unique, wry wit."[3]

Simon Abrams of Slant Magazine did not feel that the film worked:

The quasi-nihilistic, absurdist and totally surrealistic ideology behind Wrong, writer/director/editor/musician Quentin Dupieux's follow-up to Rubber, is more exciting in theory than it is in practice... It's only tempting whenever Wrong isn't actively devolving into an interminable laundry list of strange things that mostly prove how jaded Dupieux is.[4]

However, Chase Whale of Twitch Film enjoyed the film:

Writer/director/composer/editor/cinematographer/auteur/weirdo Quentin Dupieux is a guy who pulls the mat right out from under the Hollywood norm and takes bold and colorful chances.... What makes Dupieux's movies so infectious is that in the wildly weird universe he creates, there is a brilliant undertone throughout all of the oddities happening.... Wrong will leave you strangely addicted to Dupieux's world.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Wrong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Wrong OST Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Tahihi Boy and Mr. Oizo
ReleasedAugust 27, 2012
GenreHouse, Soundtrack
Label

The soundtrack to Wrong was produced by Quentin Dupieux under his stage name Mr. Oizo and French electro-rock music producer David Sztanke under the name "Tahiti Boy". Track 7 and 12 were produced by Sztanke's group "Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Wrong"2:26
2."Ronnie"2:13
3."Pizza Note"2:33
4."Mind Link 1"2:18
5."Mind Link 2"3:04
6."Ringtone"1:07
7."Solution"3:43
8."Le Detective"1:38
9."Turd Vision"2:26
10."Phase 7"3:18
11."Palmtree"1:31
12."Resolution"3:54
13."Master Chang"1:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (January 24, 2012). "Wrong". Variety.
  2. ^ "Wrong (2013)". Box Office Mojo. March 29, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "Wrong (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Abrams, Simon (January 28, 2012). "Sundance Film Festival 2012: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Wrong | The House Next Door". Slant Magazine.
  5. ^ Whale, Chase (January 24, 2012). "Sundance 2012 Review: Quentin Dupieux's WRONG Has All the Right Stuff". Twitchfilm.com. Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.

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