Wrong (film)

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Wrong
Wrong film.jpg
Film poster (c) Kevos Van Der Meiren
Directed byQuentin Dupieux
Produced byCharles-Marie Anthonioz
Gregory Bernard
Nicolas Lhermitte
Josef Lieck
Kevos Van Der Meiren
Written byQuentin Dupieux
StarringJack Plotnick
Éric Judor
Alexis Dziena
Music byTahiti Boy and Mr. Oizo
CinematographyQuentin Dupieux
Edited byQuentin Dupieux
Production
company
Realitism Films
Canal+
Arte Cinema
Distributed byDrafthouse Films
Release date
Running time
94 minutes
CountryFrance
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 Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Gregory Bernard, Nicolas Lhermitte, Josef Lieck and Kevos Van Der Meiren.

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]

Actor Role
Jack Plotnick Dolph Springer
Éric Judor Victor
Alexis Dziena Emma
Steve Little Detective Ronnie
William Fichtner Master Chang
Regan Burns Mike
Mark Burnham Cop
Arden Myrin Gabrielle
Maile Flanagan Pharmacist
Gary Valentine EMT
Barry Alan Levine Gas Station Attendant

Critical reception[edit]

It holds a 68% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 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."

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

However, Chase Whale of Twitch Film enjoyed the film:

Soundtrack[edit]

Wrong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Wrong OST Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Tahihi Boy and Mr. Oizo
ReleasedAugust 27, 2012
GenreHouse, Soundtrack
LabelEd Banger Records / Because Music

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. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Wrong (2013) (2013)". Box Office Mojo. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  3. ^ Abrams, Simon (2012-01-28). "Sundance Film Festival 2012: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Wrong | The House Next Door". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  4. ^ Whale, Chase (2012-01-24). "Sundance 2012 Review: Quentin Dupieux's WRONG Has All the Right Stuff". Twitchfilm.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.

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