Mr. Wrong
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Popular comic and television personality Ellen DeGeneres had her first starring role in a feature film in this black comedy. Martha Alston (DeGeneres) is a thirtysomething single working as a producer for a talk show. Ever since Martha's younger sister got married, her parents have been after her to settle down, but Martha has had little luck finding the right guy. On Valentine's Day, Martha is depressed and drinking at a bar when she meets Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), who seems like the perfect man -- he's good looking, sensitive, intelligent, and affectionate. However, when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The hip, smart yarn has a bite not seen in American movies since The War of the Roses."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"A sour, listless debunking of romantic comedies."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A tiresome, awkwardly directed farce that squanders the talents of its appealing stars."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Likeable performers mired in a laugh-free comedy zone."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Wrong, all wrong, Ellen in Romantic Leads -- Not!"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"A dreadful movie."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Like its title character, Mr. Wrong doesn't know when to quit."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Charming and funny Ellen DeGeneres made her big-screen leap--make that 'dive'--in this most uncharming and unfunny black comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Fascinating in retrospect as a lesbian's take on dating men."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Had potential, but don't a lot of clunkers"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"This is a romantic comedy parody, but how can you satirize something that's a comedy to begin with? If this motion picture is an example, not only can't it be done, but the result is downright ugly."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As directed sloppily by Nick Castle, this comedy barely lets its main characters develop, even though either of them could be great fun."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"So-so, forgettable De Generes-Pullman vehicle."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Fitting title."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Pullman, often cast as The Nice Guy, has fun playing the heel, but due to the writing we don't get to share in the fun very much."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
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