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The Right Kind of Wrong
In Jeremiah S. Chechik's romantic comedy The Right Kind of Wrong, everyone knows Leo (Ryan Kwanten) has many faults because his estranged wife has devoted a popular blog to detailing his failings. That does not stop him from attempting to win the heart of the girl of his dreams (Sara Canning) the day he meets her, even though she's headed to get married to a seemingly perfect guy. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Right Kind of Wrong" works often in spite of its willful eccentricities."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A pleasantly diverting romantic comedy."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"Skeletally standard rom-com fare, but its incessant self-reflexive schematic boldly, and wrongfully, suggests it has bigger ideas to make about love and relationships."
‑ Jesse Knight, Movie Mezzanine
"Teeming with mismanaged ideas, but Kwanten's blank slate approach crushes the picture's hope for lasting appeal."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The pedigree of the filmmakers is impressive enough that you have to wonder just what went wrong with The Right Kind of Wrong."
‑ Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine
"Jeremiah Chechick's The Right Kind of Wrong has more wrong than right and plays like an ode to testicle jokes."
‑ Sherrie Li, Village Voice
"There are even a few physical gags -- including one involving a slingshot, a hang glider and a precarious arrangement of pastries -- that may as well be lifted from another century."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"As the film progresses, and it becomes more and more heavily focused on the inevitable romantic linking of the male and female leads (including some late-film plot machinations that could have been left out), it loses steam and starts to feel perfunctory."
‑ Witney Seibold, Nerdist
"The film is so in love with its unoriginal premise that it can't see the forest for the trees, treating reality like an occasionally relevant prop and stalking as a sweetly romantic gesture."
‑ Tina Hassannia, Slant Magazine
"The Right Kind of Wrong takes every familiar romantic comedy trope and places them into a blender, giving us a story that we already know the ending to, and a main character that we just can't connect with."
‑ Robert Kojder, We Got This Covered
"[Director Jeremiah Chechik] imposes a stiff pace on the proceedings, toggling between broad physical comedy that aches for a laugh track and oddball moments of genuine whimsy."
‑ Simon Houpt, Globe and Mail
"Logic and authenticity are thrown out the window in this predictable romantic comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
""The Right Kind of Wrong" is the kind of comedy that asks an audience to find borderline-stalking behavior charming."
‑ Sheila O'Malley,
"Mistakenly convinced that cuteness can compensate for a lack of basic believability, The Right Kind Of Wrong squanders its engaging leads and cheerful joviality with a plot of stupefying senselessness."
‑ Nick Schager, The Dissolve
"Rom-com fans may be delighted by this Canadian effort that goes out of its way to be risqué, feigning originality. But deep down, The Right Kind Of Wrong is as conventional as they come and all the sillier for pretending not to be."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
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