Mr. Wrong is a clumsy, repetitive attempt at comedy. Ellen DeGeneres is Martha Alston, a 31 year
old single woman who meets the perfect guy, Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman). However, when he
suddenly metamorphoses into the boyfriend from hell, she dumps him. But that
doesn't stop Whitman...he continues his pursuit of Martha with insane zeal, doing one zany
thing after another. While the idea might have looked good on paper, and some parts did
certainly seem funny in previews, the entire film is a failure. The laughs are far between.
Mr. Wrong is framed as an extended flashback sequence, which is a mistake, because it
shows exactly where the film will eventually plod along. DeGeneres doesn't push her character
beyond the lonely single everywoman. Pullman does his best as the manic Whitman, but is
restrained by the poor screenplay. Even supporting actresses Joan Plowright and Joan Cusack
can't do much with their roles. Mr. Wrong tries hard to be outrageous, but it doesn't do much right.
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