New To Netflix: Busting Genres Around the World
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New In The USA: WRONG
Quentin Dupieux's genre deconstruction effort, Rubber, from a couple years ago, left some folks scratching their head, and others critical of its 'extended comedy sketch' nature; likely then, Wrong is probably not the right film for them.
With a bigger thematic reach, and a far more episodic structure, the film is likely as close as we will ever get to stand-up comedy in cinematic language. It is an absurdist masterwork that picks at the myriad mesh of tiny social contracts that make up the average person's day: Talking to the neighbour, ordering a pizza, petty politics in the office, having a polite phone call with a friend, and the like.
Visually, the movie has a real penchant for filmmaking gags, not the least of which is William Fichtner playing a pet-psychic guru as if he were Mr. Kobayashi from The Usual Suspects.