#TIFF15: “MR. RIGHT”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
Director Paco Cabezas takes the incredible screenplay from Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle) and creates absolute magic with the incredibly quirky fun romantic action comedy Mr. Right. Both Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick were certainly right in taking on this project as it is beyond entertaining.
We meet Martha (Anna Kendrick) who’s just gotten out of a relationship after her boyfriend cheated on her very blatantly. On a trip to the store one day shortly after she runs into Mr. Right (Sam Rockwell) who originally comes off incredibly-creepy and disturbing. However after his consistent persistence, Martha agrees to go on a date with him. The two get talking and right out of the gate he admits that he kills people, however Martha thinks he is just kidding and being ridiculous. The two proceed to fall for one another, until Martha begins to think that he actually is a psychopath and starts to become wary of him. However, this is where the Film gains its charm.
What makes Mr. Right work incredibly well aside from a brilliant absurdist script, is the chemistry that Rockwell and Kendrick have together. They are able to sell it so perfectly that it feels natural and not artificial making every scene they’re in together that much better. The comedy also exceeds extraordinarily well due to this incredible dynamic.
Mr. Right is an absolute delight from start to finish and is the perfect way to end off an incredible TIFF ’15. Make sure to make one of the three screenings during the end of the festival.