Wrong Cops

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  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.9  (8,146)
  • 25

Wrong Cops is a 2013 dark comedy movie directed and written by Quentin Dupieux. The film explores the lives of a group of law enforcers, who are far from upholding the law. It stars Mark Burnham as Duke, the main character, Eric Judor as Officer Rough, a rookie, and Agnes Bruckner as Jessica, a stripper. The movie features many other talented actors like Marilyn Manson, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie, to name a few.

The movie takes place in Los Angeles, where Duke, an eccentric officer, sells marijuana to help his aspiring artist neighbor raise money. Duke's activities attract the attention of David Dolores Frank (Manson), a heavily tattooed, cold-blooded music producer. Meanwhile, Officer Rough stops a car and shoots the driver to death for no reason. The scene sets the tone for the rest of the movie, where the officers' actions are all over the place. Eventually, Duke's activities put him at odds with Officer de Luca (Arden Myrin), who wants him to stop selling drugs.

Throughout the movie, the officers' stories intersect as they interact with common acquaintances, including a transsexual named Sunshine (Steve Little) and an officer who's obsessed with finding the perfect bm chord on his guitar. Their interactions are full of absurd and hilarious encounters that will leave the viewers scratching their heads. One of the most memorable scenes is when Officer Rough and his girlfriend, played by Elina Lowensohn, listen to a song on repeat for hours. The parody of long music videos and their impact on people's lives is a recurring theme in the movie.

The plot also involves Jessica, a stripper who has a stolen item that everyone seems to want. She crosses paths with Duke, who becomes infatuated with her. But his interest in her puts him in hot water with Frank, who is willing to do anything to retrieve what's his. The stripper subplot adds a layer of complexity to the plot and showcases the absurdity of the movie's universe.

The movie's humor is dark, absurd, and at times, uncomfortable. It's not a movie for everyone, and it's definitely not politically correct. However, it's the type of humor that fans of Dupieux's previous works, such as Rubber and Deerskin, have come to expect. The movie's low-budget production adds to its charm, as it feels like a B-movie from the '80s or '90s.

One of the highlights of the movie is Mark Burnham's performance as Duke. His character is quirky, unpredictable, and memorable. Burnham nails the role and provides some of the funniest moments of the movie. Eric Judor also shines as Officer Rough, the rookie cop who's not much better than the criminals he's supposed to catch. Agnes Bruckner might not have as much screen time as Burnham or Judor, but she delivers a solid performance as Jessica.

The movie's soundtrack is another standout feature. It's a mix of electronic and hip-hop music that complements the movie's tone perfectly. The soundtrack features contributions from artists like Marilyn Manson, Mr.Oizo, and Vitalic. The soundtrack adds to the movie's retro feel and elevates it from being just another silly comedy.

Overall, Wrong Cops is a bizarre, absurd, and amusing movie that won't appeal to everyone. However, fans of Dupieux's previous works and low-budget cult movies will find a lot to enjoy in this movie. The humor is dark and unsettling, but there are enough hilarious moments to justify its existence. The performances, soundtrack, and cinematography all contribute to making this a unique movie that stands out from the crowd.

Wrong Cops is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 25.

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    5.9  (8,146)
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