3.9/10
4,699
68 user 24 critic

Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.

Director:

Nick Castle
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong
Into the Blue (2005)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm
Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr
Connors' War (Video 2006)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A blinded ex special agent is given his sight back by a special serum in order for him to stop a nuke that's hidden somewhere in the city. Things are just starting to complicate.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Nia Peeples, Blu Mankuma
Tap (1989)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Just released from prison, Max Washington must decide which of his previous professions to return to: burglar or tap dancer.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr.
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, DeRay Davis
Crazy in Love (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Based on 1988 book by Luanne Rice.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Bill Pullman
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell
Open House (1989–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This short-lived series focuses on Linda Phillips' real-estate office and her interaction with her co-workers, including her main rival Ted Nichols.

Stars: Alison La Placa, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Chris Lemmon
Mr. Wrong (1984)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual ... See full summary »

Director: Gaylene Preston
Stars: Heather Bolton, David Letch, Perry Piercy
The Ellen Show (2001–2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An Internet executive moves to a small town.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Gaffigan, Emily Rutherfurd
Ellen (1994–1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Martha Alston
Bill Pullman ... Whitman Crawford
Joan Cusack ... Inga Gunther
Dean Stockwell ... Jack Tramonte
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Crawford
John Livingston ... Walter
Robert Goulet ... Dick Braxton
Ellen Cleghorne ... Jane
Hope Davis ... Annie
Brad William Henke ... Bob (as Brad Henke)
Christine Cattell ... Nancy Culpepper
Peter White ... Mr. Alston
Polly Holliday ... Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells Briant Wells ... Stuart
Camille Saviola ... Consuela
Edit

Storyline

Martha is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone's wondering when Martha is going to meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. When by chance, Martha meets a handsome stranger named Whitman, the two fall madly in love with each other. But soon Martha discovers little quirks in Whitman... little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time Martha realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away -- she'll have to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wrong See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,106,797, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$12,825,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,825,141
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Kudrow tested for the role of Annie. See more »

Goofs

Martha's father says "This is the best God damned gazpacho I have ever had ever tasted," nearly running "ever had ever tasted" together, because the line was "ever tasted" and he accidentally said "ever had"; the director opted to leave the flub in. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: [about to open a jar of ants] prepare to be consumed, Martha Alston! PREPARE TO BE... oh, God! They're dead. Bob?
Bob: They are?
Inga Gunther: Yes, didn't you feed them?
Bob: i thought you said you wanted them hungry?
Inga Gunther: HUNGRY, Bob! Not DEAD! Now what are we gonna do?
Martha: We could re-schedule, like, you know, next Tuesday is good for me.
Inga Gunther: Dream on, little beauty!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Mandeville Films company logo suddenly appears right before end credits start See more »

Connections

Featured in Movie Nights: Mr. Wrong (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Marriage Of Figaro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

First half--funny; second half--insanely funny
29 August 2004 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

At the start, Martha is in a Mexican jail wearing a wedding dress. So right away you know this is not going to be an ordinary movie.

A few months earlier, as she explains to the authorities, Martha was at her sister Annie's wedding. Her parents think Martha will be next to get married, as do about 30 other people. But Martha isn't seeing anyone.

Martha works for the KSDG-TV program 'Daybreak San Diego', co-hosted by Dick and Nancy. Walter, one of her co-workers, Walter, is a possible romantic partner. But Martha meets Whitman when he selects the same song she wants on a jukebox. They fall for each other, and he meets her normal parents, and she meets his quirky mother and her maid Consuela. Whitman's family appears to have money, and he doesn't have to work but can afford all sorts of expensive gifts, even though all he does is write poetry.

After a while, it becomes clear Whitman has a fun side that Martha is too uptight to appreciate. And things go downhill from there. Not only that, but Whitman's former girlfriend Inga is mentally unbalanced and very jealous. And she has a very large but friendly sidekick named Bob. Things get so bad Martha has to hire private detective Jack Tramonte.

During the first half, I thought this was just going to be a standard romantic comedy. But the second half turned out to be anything but normal. Let's just say Martha appears to be the only sane person left, but not for long. Everyone else thinks she's crazy. And what happens would be quite unlikely in real life.

I'm not crazy about Ellen DeGeneres, but let's face it. She has this irresistible perky quality about her that works very well here. Not Olsen twins perky, but pleasant. I can't stand Joan Cusack, but I think people might enjoy her demented portrayal of Inga.

Most of the music was good. A lot of it came from the 40s and 50s or at least sounded like it (I know Queen recorded 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' around 1980). And Martha went to the opera. There was also Mexican-flavored music in some scenes. And a boys' choir sang 'I Want To Know What Love Is' by Foreigner, which sounds much better here than in the original version. Unfortunately, Whitman liked Foreigner, Toto, Boston and REO Speedwagon.

This was a really good movie, once it really got going.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 68 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed