By Adam Ruhl











This is a movie so much fun that I had to see it twice; once at
Fantastic Fest 2012 and then again earlier this year at the closing party for
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Iím sitting here desperately searching for other
films to accurately compare it to, but find it nearly impossible without giving
the wrong impression. Itís got some of the same feel as Director Quentin Dupieuxís
earlier film Rubber, but is radically different in story. Itís got a strong
absurdist thread, but at the same time is a heartwarming tale of a man and his
best friend.












What is Wrong about? It is the tale of a man named Dolph Springer
(Jack Plotnick, Girls Will Be Girls.), who wakes up in his picture perfect
suburban home and finds his dog Paul is missing. Wrong is the story of Dolph
(not Adolph) searching for his dog and the characters he encounters in his quest.












This is a movie that sticks with you for a long time after
you see it. The characters have a curious, funny, and memorable conversation
style and frequently get drawn into absurd debates. The madness of the plot is jarringly
set in a serene suburban neighborhood where everything appears colored in
sedate, soothing pastels. Also in the mix is a grab bag soundtrack that ranges
from seemingly random electric noises to ringtones to easy listening instrumentals
that increase the film's other-worldly vibe. Drafthouse Films has put a few awesome sample
tracks of the soundtrack up for free download.









The real heart of the film is its lead Dolph. Jack Plotnick
plays a kind of straight man to the madness of this world while at the same
time being a citizen of it. Dolph is a down-on-his-luck guy whoís just lost his
only friend and Plotnick conveys that in a way thatís very relatable. Itís a comedy, but you still feel the loneliness and desperation he goes through. At the same
time, itís great fun watching him interact with everyone he has to deal with in
his search, especially a mad Guru named Master Chang (William Fichtner, who delivers some of the funniest lines I've ever heard). Plotnick is also known
for his alternate persona Evie in the movie Girls Will Be Girls and comparing
the two roles highlights this actorís tremendous range. Where Evie is loud,
crude, and over the top, Plotnick plays Dolph as so shy and miserable itís
nearly impossible to believe itís the same actor.












Director Quentin Dupieux's next film is called Wrong Cops that is not a sequel; however Plotnick does reprise
his role as Dolph.









Jack Plotnick just wrapped production on a feature film he directed
called Space Station 76, starring Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson.  




Wrong is released unrated from Drafthouse Films and hits
Theaters this Friday March 29th in NY, LA, and Austin. Also
available on VOD.



By Adam Ruhl


This is a movie so much fun that I had to see it twice; once at Fantastic Fest 2012 and then again earlier this year at the closing party for Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Iím sitting here desperately searching for other films to accurately compare it to, but find it nearly impossible without giving the wrong impression. Itís got some of the same feel as Director Quentin Dupieuxís earlier film Rubber, but is radically different in story. Itís got a strong absurdist thread, but at the same time is a heartwarming tale of a man and his best friend.


What is Wrong about? It is the tale of a man named Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick, Girls Will Be Girls.), who wakes up in his picture perfect suburban home and finds his dog Paul is missing. Wrong is the story of Dolph (not Adolph) searching for his dog and the characters he encounters in his quest.


This is a movie that sticks with you for a long time after you see it. The characters have a curious, funny, and memorable conversation style and frequently get drawn into absurd debates. The madness of the plot is jarringly set in a serene suburban neighborhood where everything appears colored in sedate, soothing pastels. Also in the mix is a grab bag soundtrack that ranges from seemingly random electric noises to ringtones to easy listening instrumentals that increase the film's other-worldly vibe. Drafthouse Films has put a few awesome sample tracks of the soundtrack up for free download.

The real heart of the film is its lead Dolph. Jack Plotnick plays a kind of straight man to the madness of this world while at the same time being a citizen of it. Dolph is a down-on-his-luck guy whoís just lost his only friend and Plotnick conveys that in a way thatís very relatable. Itís a comedy, but you still feel the loneliness and desperation he goes through. At the same time, itís great fun watching him interact with everyone he has to deal with in his search, especially a mad Guru named Master Chang (William Fichtner, who delivers some of the funniest lines I've ever heard). Plotnick is also known for his alternate persona Evie in the movie Girls Will Be Girls and comparing the two roles highlights this actorís tremendous range. Where Evie is loud, crude, and over the top, Plotnick plays Dolph as so shy and miserable itís nearly impossible to believe itís the same actor.


Director Quentin Dupieux's next film is called Wrong Cops that is not a sequel; however Plotnick does reprise his role as Dolph.

Jack Plotnick just wrapped production on a feature film he directed called Space Station 76, starring Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson.  
Wrong is released unrated from Drafthouse Films and hits Theaters this Friday March 29th in NY, LA, and Austin. Also available on VOD.