Among the films to be introduced on Prime Video at the onset of the month is Mr Wrong (1996), Ellen DeGeneres' first and last live-action film as a lead.
Initially released on February 16 1996, Mr Wrong sucked so bad at the cinemas, grossing $12.8 million on a budget of $19 million. Only 6% of critic reviews are positive.
However, a top critic Leonard Klady from Variety gave the movie's latest feedback that's surprisingly hopeful. He says, 'The hip, the smart yarn has a bite not seen in American movies since The War of the Roses.'
So, what is Mr Wrong about?
Martha (DeGeneres) has no luck finding a man to walk down the aisle. On Valentine's day, she mops around at a bar only to meet Whitman Crawford (Pullman). They immediately hit it off and with his handsome features and charm, Martha feels that her luck has turned around.
Looks can be deceiving though, as Martha learns of Whitman's psychopathic traits when they begin to date. Even after breaking up with him, Martha can't shake Whitman off that easily. Now with Whitman's crazy ex-girlfriend Inga Gunther in the picture, and a wedding imposed on her, Martha finds herself pushed between a rock and hard place.
I think Mr Wrong is a tale any woman can relate to when 'prince charming' turns out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Let's hope its reboot, (if it'll be in the works in the future), will rank better than this 90s version.
Your cast for the film besides DeGeneres and Pullman includes Joan Cusack as Inga Gunther, John Livingstone as Walter, Joan Plowright as Mrs Crawford, Dean Stockwell as Jack Tramonte, Hope Davis as Annie Aston, Ellen Cleghorne as Jane, Robert Goulet as Dick Braxton, Peter White as Mr Alston, Polly Holliday as Mrs Alston, Camille Saviola as Consuela and Briant Wells as Stuart.