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  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.2  (10,474)
  • 58

Wrong, a French-American surreal comedy film from 2012, was directed by Quentin Dupieux, who also directed Rubber. The movie primarily focuses on the character Dolph Springer who wakes up one day to find his dog Paul missing, leading him on a surreal and absurd journey through a series of bizarre encounters in search of his beloved pet dog.

The story opens with Dolph waking up to see that Paul, his beloved dog, is missing from his home, and this sudden disappearance triggers a chain of surreal and absurd events that punctuate the film's narrative. In his search for Paul, Dolph encounters a series of eccentric characters who populate a surreal world where time and space are unpredictable, and events are seemingly unconnected. From a pizza delivery man who is never on time to an enigmatic guru who tells Dolph his dog is still alive, the strange and unpredictable people Dolph comes across in his search highlight Dupieux's sense of humor.

Throughout the movie, Dupieux sets up and subverts expectations, leading the audience on a wild ride of surreal imagery and absurd situations that continually confound the viewer. Everything from Dolph's workplace to a building where time flows backward contains strange elements, giving uncertainty to what is real and what is not. The characters in the film are intentionally absurd, which adds to the surrealist feeling of the movie.

The film's visuals are stunning and complement the unique atmosphere that Dupieux establishes in Wrong. The movie is filled with quirky and odd camera angles that enhance the surreal and absurdist tone of the film. The movie's soundtrack, composed by Dupieux himself, adds to the film's surreal quality as well. It features a peculiar acapella rendition of a song that plays at pivotal moments in the film, adding to the disjointed and nonsensical elements of the movie.

The central character, Dolph, is played by Jack Plotnick, who does an excellent job of conveying the frustration and desperation that his character feels throughout the film. Despite the ridiculous events that occur, Plotnick keeps Dolph grounded in a believable state of mind, which makes his actions all the more poignant. Todd Giebenhain does an admirable job in his role as Dolph's co-worker, Richard. Eric Judor does a fantastic job portraying Master Chang, the enigmatic guru who helps Dolph in his quest to find his dog.

Overall, Wrong is a masterfully crafted and darkly humorous surrealist comedy that defies conventional storytelling methods, soundtracks, and composition. It subverts expectations and confounds the viewer with its unpredictable story, surreal imagery, and nonsensical events. Dupieux expertly creates a strange and absurdist universe that rewards those who pay attention to detail and tries to find the film's meaning beneath the surreal action.

Wrong is a delightfully bizarre film that may frustrate some viewers, but those who enjoy experimental and avant-garde cinema will find this movie a unique and enjoyable ride. It is a fantastic addition to Dupieux's filmography and showcases his mastery of surreal storytelling. Although it might not appeal to a wide audience, it is a film worth seeing for those who want something different in their cinematic experience.

Wrong is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 58.

Where to Watch Wrong
Wrong is available to watch free on Vudu Free and Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Wrong for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.2  (10,474)
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