An eccentric would-be writer and full-time dishwasher does everything and anything to prove to his skeptical crush that they are meant to be, in this winsome romantic comedy from director Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon).


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The Right Kind of Wrong

Jeremiah Chechik

Leo Palomino is supposed to be a writer. Before his wife left him for his best friend, Leo used to be a husband. Now he washes dishes — professionally — and stands by while his ex publicly broadcasts his apparently infinite number of character flaws on a blog called Why You Suck. Leo is closing in on thirty and not exactly feeling at the top of his game. But he's about to meet a woman who might change his life forever — if only she weren't about to marry someone else.

Based on Tim Sandin's Sex and Sunsets, The Right Kind of Wrong is a rather outlandish film that refuses to play by the rules. Leo (True Blood's Ryan Kwanten, also at the Festival in Mystery Road) meets Collette (Sara Canning) on the very day she's to be wed, but matrimonial vows, infuriated in-laws, and even police intervention are not enough to keep him from doing absolutely anything to convince Collette that the two of them are meant to be. Eccentric, stubborn, and at times downright crude, Leo is no one's idea of Mr. Right, but he does possess a certain amount of integrity. He's also a genuine dreamer, and the peculiar magic he finds in everyday life spills over into the world of this winsome film.

Blending romantic comedy with flights of magic realism, The Right Kind of Wrong is all kinds of right. Helmed by veteran director Jeremiah Chechik and featuring a terrific supporting cast that includes beloved comedy icon Catherine O'Hara — not to mention two lovable cats, a ghost bear, and Banff's amazing picture-postcard scenery — this is a fun ride through the wilder side of love.


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