The Right Kind of Wrong (NR)

March 14, 2014
By Sherrie Li
Jeremiah Chechick's The Right Kind of Wrong has more wrong than right and plays like an ode to testicle jokes. In this Wedding Crashers–on-crack rom-com, Leo (Ryan Kwanten) is a failed writer whose ex-wife, Julie (Kristen Hager), rises to fame with her blog-turned-book, Why You Suck — a collection of embarrassing examples covering the loserdom of Leo. He descends into a world of self-wallowing, working as a dishwasher and left with only the latter of his and Julie's cat couple, Snow and Balls. All this changes when his co-worker's two precocious children lure Leo outside his house as a wedding takes place across the street; one of the kids accidentally throws a football at the back of the bride, sparking love at first punt when she kicks it back in dopey slow-motion glory. Leo ditches the pajamas for a suit, crashes the wedding, meets the estranged mother of the bride, who has doubts of the union, and declares his amorous feelings to bride Colette (Sara Canning) at the wedding reception. Thus marks the beginning of Leo's bizarre, delusional, borderline-stalking pursuit of a married woman basically because she's "interesting." Also in the jumble: Danny (Ryan McPartlin), the groom, a douche-y Olympic skier and lawyer with a camp for kids called Camp Awesome Times (a possible reference to his stint on Chuck, of which Chechick directed episodes, as "Captain Awesome"); Jill (Jennifer Baxter) and Neil (Will Sasso), Leo's friends who keep their marriage spicy with dirty photos of Neil's junk; and the "ghost bear," a rare animal that magically appears in a symbolic reminder that anything can happen — so long as your life is ruled by convenient coincidences.

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