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As far as romantic comedies go, there are no shortages of options. The best hope a new entry into the genre has to make itself marketable is to try to be as different as possible from what’s already there (or cast really well-known actors and cross your fingers) – and The Right Kind of Wrong tries really hard at option one. The characters are quirky, the plot is inventive, and the results are more or less off-beat, in a good way.

The Right Kind of Wrong splits the difference between romantic and comedic when a man, still coming to terms with his divorce, falls in love with a woman, on her wedding day. Prompted by nothing more than an athletic gesture,  Leo Palamino (True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten) crashes the aforementioned wedding of Colette (The Vampire DiariesSara Canning), and finds out rather abruptly that love at first kick isn’t as simple as he may think.

The situation, not only complicated by the obvious – Colette’s recent nuptials, gets even more twisted when Leo discovers that all of his relationship/life issues (read: failings), formerly documented on his ex-wife’s blog, “Why You Suck” – have just become the subject of a novel by the same name. His ex is literally making a career out of what she considers to be his shortcomings. While his flailing writing career continues to remain stagnant, the former Mrs. is becoming a best-selling author.

Most of the film is a series of failed attempts to woo the girl where Leo actively pursues Colette against her wishes. And frankly, most viewers probably wouldn’t blame her. Leo definitely verges into stalker territory, although his intentions are not malicious – unless you are in Colette’s husbands’ position. The tables begin to turn when Colette starts to notice character traits in Leo that she can appreciate, and even relate to.

Stacking the odds in Leo’s favor even further is that the more obnoxiously forward he becomes, the more his actions make her new trophy husband, Danny (Hart of Dixie‘s Ryan McPartlin), begin to look like he’s lacking in depth. Danny’s reaction to the whole unwelcome affair only pushes Colette toward the realization that she married the wrong man quicker, although judging by her intelligence, she probably would have eventually come to that conclusion in her own time.

With the help of two above average tweens, his best friend, and Colette’s own mother, Leo proves that he’s more than just the poster child for failed relationships. The Right Kind of Wrong ends before you can experience Leo and Colette’s happily ever after, but it certainly seems like they’re on the way in that direction.

The blu-ray version of The Right Kind of Wrong comes with a healthy selection of special features including:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The Music
  • “The Right Kind of Wrong Rap” – Performed by Matteen Devji and Maya Samy
  • AXS TV: A Look at The Right Kind of Wrong

This film isn’t necessarily one that has a lot of analytical significance (although you’ll find right off the bat that it’s not your typical love story)  so the extras are enough to give you some insight/background without overdoing it.

The Right Kind of Wrong with all its quirks and good looking leading men would make a great contender for any Netflix night.

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie, hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.