Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: Mr Wrong (1996)
While I’m temporarily distracted with the Haskell Diaries , I’d like to thank Just Pillow Talk for stepping into the breach and continuing on his epic quest to watch many of the worst films made by man or beast. Actually, that’s unfair, because if animals could operate cinema equipment then I’m sure they wouldn’t turn out the witless dross he’s had to watch.
This time around, he’s gone back to 1996 for Ellen DeGeneres stinker Mr. Wrong. This is a truly, truly agonising film spawned by a hideously misconceived idea. It’s miscast, unfunny, squirm-inducing crap and I really feel sorry for him that he’s had to sit through it. Particularly when he recently endured Valentine’s Day.
Over to you JPT:
What’s really wrong is my fucking birthday list on so many levels. It’s like I’ve opened the Ark and had my face melted off. Not pleasant. So now I have to watch Ellen DeGeneres play a single chick who is looking for the right..ahem…guy. First off, for a movie of this type to succeed, the woman has to be attractive and adorable. You have to think, yeah, that chick is desirable on some level. Instead we have Ellen DeGeneres. Dressing like a man. How the hell am I supposed to buy into this?
Sigh…so she ends up meeting who she thinks is Mr. Right, Bill Pullman. Things are going just grand, so she ends up taking him to meet her parents. On the ride home he admits that he wasn’t acting himself in front of her parents. She tells him to be himself, which he is so excited to hear her say that he declares that they need to have some fun. His version of fun is going to a local convenience store and stealing some beer. She doesn’t enjoy going to see his mom either, so that’s when she decides to break things off with Pullman. But Pullman, he loves her, and to prove it breaks his pinky finger.
To make matters worse for yours truly, Joan Cusack shows up as an ex-girlfriend of Pullman and puts in her worst, most annoying performance yet. It’s a thing of pure agony to watch. Mrs. Pillows has called it a train wreck that you can’t look away from. Quite frankly everyone involved in this atrocity should be embarrassed about this film.
I just don’t know what to say about this stupid ass movie. No one believes her that he’s a bit crazy, constantly hounding and harassing her. Everyone still thinks he’s her sweet guy of her dreams. She ends up getting hit by a flower truck that was delivering yet more flowers to her house and wakes up to find herself in a hospital…with a diamond ring on her finger. I just can’t go on with this movie. The pain…
So no one believes her…that she ends up being held hostage by Pullman, and tell her that she’s just trying to sabotage her happiness. I think the same line of thought should have applied to The Beast Within. The monster isn’t raping you, oh no, you’re just sabotaging your happiness with the grotesque monster. Egads.
This movie is devoid of anything resembling a good movie.
I take that back, this movie has got me down to single digits left is this cunt of a series.
Show your anger orange monkey!
The Nightmare so far…
1973 The World’s Greatest Athlete 1 / 4
1974 Deranged 0.5 / 4
1975 Shampoo 1.5 / 4
1976 Taxi Driver 3 / 4
1977 Black Samurai 1.5 / 4
1978 The Betsy 0 / 4
1979 Quintet 0 / 4
1980 Hero at Large 2/4
1981 Dogs of War 2.5/4
1982 The Beast Within 0/4: The Orangutan of Doom
1983 King of Comedy 3/4
1984 Blame it on Rio 0.5/4
1985 Lost in America 0/4
1986 Quicksilver 1/ 4
1987 84 Charing Cross Road 1/ 4
1988 Shoot to Kill 1/4
1989 The Mighty Quinn 2/4
1990 Revenge 2/4
1991 The Silence of the Lambs 4/4
1992 Wayne’s World 2.5/4
1993 The Temp 0/4: The Orangutan of Doom
1994 Blank Check 1/4
1995 Heavyweights 0.5/4
1996 Mr. Wrong 0/4- the Orangutan of Doom
1997 That Darn Cat 0/4
1998 Sphere 0/4
2000 The Beach 0/4
2001 Down to Earth 0/4
2004 Fifty First Dates 1/4
2010 Valentine’s Day 0/4- The Orangutan of Doom