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Mr. Wrong Details


Popular comic and television personality Ellen DeGeneres had her first starring role in a feature film in this black comedy. Martha Alston (DeGeneres) is a thirtysomething single working as a producer for a talk show. Ever since Martha's younger sister got married, her parents have been after her to settle down, but Martha has had little luck finding the right guy. On Valentine's Day, Martha is depressed and drinking at a bar when she meets Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), who seems like the perfect man -- he's good looking, sensitive, intelligent, and affectionate. However, when she makes the mistake of telling her new beau that he can be himself around her, she discovers the real Whitman -- he's a horrible poet, he likes awful music, he enjoys shoplifting ("Stolen beer just tastes better!"), and he's a borderline psychotic who doses her with LSD for fun. What's more, his mother (Joan Plowright) and ex-girlfriend (Joan Cusack) hate Martha's guts and don't mind telling her so. So how can Martha convince her friends and family that she wants nothing to do with the man of her dreams? More importantly, how does she convince Whitman? ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Ellen DeGeneres
as Martha Alston
Bill Pullman
as Whitman Crawford
Joan Cusack
as Inga Gunther
Dean Stockwell
as Jack Tramonte
Joan Plowright
as Mrs. Crawford
John Livingston
as Walter
Jonathan Hernandez
as Himself
Maddie Corman
as Missy
Shea Farrell
as Priest
Wayne Alexander
as Man at Opera
Louie Anderson
as Himself
Polly Holliday
as Mrs. Alston
Robert Goulet
as Dick Braxton
John Cothran, Jr.
as Old Man
Peter White
as Mr. Alston
Frank Lugo
as Priest
Christopher Kriesa
as Cop #2
Frank Roman
as James
Brad Henke
as Bob
Camille Saviola
as Consuela
Casey Kasem
as Mexican Detective
Ellen Cleghorne
as Jane
Hector Elias
as Mexican Lieutenant
Hope Davis
as Annie
Jean Kasem
as Herself


Nick Castle, Jr.
Martin F. Katz
Chris Matheson
Craig Munson
Kerry Ehrin
John Schwartzman
Craig Safan
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Safan
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
Nancy Patton
Art Director
Ira Shuman
David Hoberman
Executive Producer
Daniel Maltese
Set Designer
Brad Ricker
Set Designer
Ingrid Ferrin
Costume Designer
Mark Hopkins Mcnabb
Sound/Sound Designer
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins