Sundance 2012 Review: WRONG - Hilariously Insane!
Wrong was an insanely strange and hilarious film that I couldn't help but love. This is simply one of those movies you have to see to understand how awesomely crazy it is. To be able to enjoy a film like this you have to surrender yourself to the world created by the storyteller for the audience; just leave common sense at the door for this one. The majority of the film made absolutely no sense whatsoever, but that's why I liked it so much!
The basic story for the film is simple and straightforward. It follows a guy named Dolph who wakes up and finds that his beloved dog Paul is missing, so he sets out on a journey to find his dog and bring him home. What makes this movie so interesting is the madness that surrounds this story, and the crazy ass universe that the audience is thrust into.
Just to give you an idea of the kind of insanity we are talking about, the time on the clocks in this world go from let's say 7:59 to 7:60. The main character is fired from his job, but even after three months he still shows up to work everyday. The best part about his office is that it's constantly raining inside the workplace, but everyone just does their job like nothing is happening. These are just examples! There's so much more that happens that is so far out in left field. One of the best moments is when a pet detective takes a piece of poop from the dog and downloads the memory of the dogs poop, and uploads it as a video... yeah I know, that's where this movie goes.
The film was written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, who previously directed the other incredibly fun and odd movie Rubber. I have no idea how big of a release this movie will get in theaters because it's just so far out in la la land, but I hope it gets a decent release! Not everyone is going to like this movie, but it's so damn trippy I don't see how most people wont enjoy the mental hysteria.
I had a hell of a great time watching Wrong. I was completely entertained by it, and I hope you get a chance to experience it.
Here's the 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: a pizza-delivering nymphomaniac, a jogging-addict neighbor in search of completeness, an opportunistic French Mexican gardener, and an off-kilter pet detective. In his journey to find Paul, Dolph may lose something even more vital—his mind.
Quentin Dupieux created a stir at the 2010 Cannes international Film Festival with Rubber, a film about a killer tire. He has crafted a follow-up that is equally bizarre, yet entrancing. WRONG overturns cinematic conventions and the universe within the film. Preconceived notions about life and storytelling are altered to a humorous, disorienting, yet ultimately illuminating effect. In doing so,WRONG makes us question those we blindly trust. With a hand in nearly every facet of filmmaking, Dupieux proves himself a mad, colossally talented visionary who delightfully refuses to play by the rules.