Monday, January 11, 2016

The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

Number Rolled: 29
Movie Name/Year: The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
Tagline: Leo just met the love of his life. At her wedding.
Genre: Comedy
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Serendipity Point Films, Nomadic Pictures
Producer: Stephen Alix, Paula Devonshie, Michael Frislev, Ari Lantos, Robert Lantos, Tara Moross, Mark Musselman, Chad Oakes
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Writer: Megan Martin, Tim Sandlin
Actors: Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning, Ryan McPartlin, Kristen Hager, James A. Woods, Raoul Bhaneja, Jennifer Baxter, Will Sasso, Catherine O’Hara, Maria Menounos, Mateen Devji, Maya Samy

Blurb from Netflix: Writer/dreamer/dishwasher Leo Palamino faces a dilemma of epic proportions when he meets the girl of his dreams on her wedding day.

Selina’s Point of View:
I’ve been sitting here for roughly fifteen minutes trying to figure out what to say about the movie I just finished watching. It’s not easy.

The beginning of the film was so cringe-worthy that I had trouble watching it because I was shifting in my seat. Some people enjoy that kind of cringe-factor, I don’t. I guess I have a very sensitive sense of embarrassment.

There was no real issue with the cast. Ryan Kwanten (Knights of Badassdom, Griff the Invisible, Not Suitable for Children) is a funny guy and just has that teddy-bear-hug-me look to him. Perfect for the quirky, not quite normal, romantic comedy part. Sara Canning (Remedy, I Put a Hit on You, Primeval: New World) was decent in her part as well, Will Sasso (The Britishes, Beautiful Girl, MADtv) is always hilarious, and Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice) is a point of wonderful nostalgia for me.

The problem was not the actors. I don’t think the problem even fell with the director. I think I really just didn’t like the story.

In fact, with a change of soundtrack and a different ending this could easily become a thriller.

I just don’t have any interest in a romantic comedy that makes the stalker the good guy. I like weird, I think that might have been a little too weird for me.

Ladies and gentlemen, if someone is following you everywhere you go and watching every move you make. That is not harmless. Call the cops.

Cat’s Point of View:
I didn’t think that I was really in the mood for a rom-com at the outset of watching this movie. In fact, when my attention starts to bounce around (which it does a lot, I can’t help it), I tend to fidget.

Surprisingly, I didn’t fidget this time. I’d like to think that it was because the movie was just downright entertaining.

I laughed, I winced, and I think I actually said ‘awwwwh’ out loud at one point, too.

Ryan Kwanten (Red Hill, Mystery Road, 7500) stole my heart as the adorably hot doofus on True Blood (2008-2014). I’ve missed seeing him on the screen since then. I think he was a marvelous casting choice for his role in this film.

He can pull off comedy and the serious elements with equal skill, and he seems fearless when it comes to physicality in roles. I’m not just talking about getting in the buff for sexytime, geez!

I loved Sara Canning’s (The Vampire Diaries, I Think I Do, Eadweard) character, Collette, in this movie as well. She delivered both snark and sincerity deftly.

There were so many elements of this movie that I enjoyed. I’d definitely recommend this film to anyone who enjoys reveling in the rightness of being ‘so wrong’ sometimes.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 12%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 37%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 3/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 4.5/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score4/5

P.S. Short added scene during the credits.

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