Mr. Wrong

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Mr. Wrong (Touchstone Movie)

“Mr. Wrong” is a 1996 romantic comedy film directed by Nick Castle. The movie stars Ellen DeGeneres as Martha Alston, a successful and independent woman who is unlucky in love. When she meets Whitman Crawford, portrayed by Bill Pullman, a charming and seemingly perfect man, she thinks she has finally found the right guy.

However, as Martha’s relationship with Whitman progresses, she begins to notice some alarming behavior and red flags. Whitman’s charming facade starts to crumble, and she discovers that he is not the man he portrayed himself to be. He becomes possessive, manipulative, and even dangerous.

As Martha tries to break free from Whitman’s grip, she finds herself in increasingly bizarre and comedic situations. The film takes a humorous approach to explore the dark side of relationships and the importance of trusting one’s instincts.

Throughout the movie, Ellen DeGeneres delivers a charismatic and funny performance as Martha, infusing the character with wit and vulnerability. Bill Pullman also shines as Whitman, skillfully portraying the character’s sinister and eccentric traits.

“Mr. Wrong” uses a mix of slapstick humor and witty dialogue to create an entertaining and engaging story. It takes a satirical look at the idea of the perfect partner and how appearances can be deceiving.

The film also features a talented supporting cast, including Joan Cusack as Martha’s best friend and Dean Stockwell as her overprotective father. Their interactions add depth and humor to the overall narrative.

While “Mr. Wrong” received mixed reviews upon its release, it has gained a cult following over the years for its unique blend of comedy and thriller elements. It serves as a reminder to trust one’s instincts and be wary of people who may not be what they seem.

Overall, “Mr. Wrong” is an enjoyable and light-hearted romantic comedy with a dark twist. Ellen DeGeneres’s charming performance and the film’s clever humor make it an entertaining watch for fans of the genre.

Additional Details


  • Ellen DeGeneres: Martha Alston
  • Bill Pullman: Whitman Crawford
  • Joan Cusack: Inga Gunther
  • Dean Stockwell: Jack Tramonte
  • Joan Plowright: Mrs. Crawford
  • Hope Davis: Annie
  • Ellen Cleghorne: Jane
  • Robert Goulet: Braxton
  • John Livingston: Walter


  • Director: Nick Castle
  • Producer: Marty Katz
  • Writers: Chris Matheson, Kerry Ehrin and Craig Munson

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