Film poster (c) Kevos Van Der Meiren
|Directed by||Quentin Dupieux|
|Produced by||Charles-Marie Anthonioz|
Kevos Van Der Meiren
|Written by||Quentin Dupieux|
|Music by||Tahiti Boy and Mr. Oizo|
|Edited by||Quentin Dupieux|
|Distributed by||Drafthouse Films|
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.
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.
|Jack Plotnick||Dolph Springer|
|Steve Little||Detective Ronnie|
|William Fichtner||Master Chang|
|Barry Alan Levine||Gas Station Attendant|
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:
|“||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.||”|
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.||”|
|Wrong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Soundtrack album by Tahihi Boy and Mr. Oizo|
|Released||August 27, 2012|
|Label||Ed 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".
|4.||"Mind Link 1"||2:18|
|5.||"Mind Link 2"||3:04|
- Harvey, Dennis (January 24, 2012). "Wrong". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- "Wrong (2013) (2013)". Box Office Mojo. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- 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.
- Whale, Chase (2012-01-24). "Sundance 2012 Review: Quentin Dupieux's WRONG Has All the Right Stuff". Twitchfilm.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.