Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong. It Feels So Right!

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Posted on: March 8th, 2013

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Director: Quentin Dupieux

Writer: Quentin Dupieux (screenplay)

Stars: Jack Plotnick, Todd Giebenhain, Eric Judor 

 

Synopsis:

Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others — risking his sanity all the while.

 

 

Review:

One may think twice about seeing “wrong” (released 22/10/2012) after viewing crazy Quentin’s questionable 2010 movie, “Rubber,” which starred a rubber tyre with psychic powers and a penchant for killing humans, which was to put it mildly, rubb-ish.

“Wrong,” follows a character named Dolph Springer, (Reno 911′s Jack Plotnick) who awakens one morning to find the love of his life missing; his dog “Paul.” As Dolph begins the search for his beloved mutt, we are launched into a surreal realm with strange and intriguing characters and dialogue, far from the reaches of social interaction as we know it.

He encounters a promiscuous pizza delivery girl (Entourage’s Alexis Dziena), a crazy neighbour who is ashamed of his addiction to jogging, a French-Mexican gardener with questionable morals, a bizarre pet detective who can harness the memories of dog faecal matter (Steve Little of HBO’s Eastbound And Down) and most mysterious of all, an eccentric pony-tailed guru, Master Chang (William Fichtner) who teaches Dolph how to psychically contact his missing pet.
“Wrong” is a movie for those who despise predictability. It gives no inkling as to what will happen next, and this makes it stand out from most modern films with predictable structures. It is as if you have entered someone’s dream, where events don’t quite make sense but seem to fit together anyway, like a jigsaw made from a Salvador Dali painting.

“Wrong” is comparable to movies by David Lynch, in that is uses surrealism combined with everyday life occurrences to take the viewer out of their comfort zone. In contrast, “wrong” offers an element of comedy and light-heartedness that Lynch movies lack.

How Dupieux went from the abysmal calamity that was “Rubber,” to this piece of cinematic gold is beyond me, but don’t let “rubber” put you off this one. If you decide to see “Wrong,” you’ve made the right choice.

 

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