“The Right Kind of Wrong” is a romantic comedy starring Ryan Kwanten, that lovable, oversexed, dim but cute guy from “True Blood.” He kind of plays the same guy here, but who cares? Ryan is just as likeable here as Leo Palamino, who happens to fall in love with Sara Canning’s character, Colette, on her wedding day.
In “The Wrong Kind of Wrong,” he plays the best dishwasher on the other side of the border — not the Mexican this time, but the Canadian border. Banff, the town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, is the prominent star in this movie. The endless vistas are stunning. I don’t know how anyone paid attention to the director when you have that gorgeous landscape to look at.
Leo has an uphill battle to contend with, as Colette is marrying the perfect guy. He’s good looking, smart, successful, rich, and he adores her. Then there’s Leo, whom Colette wants nothing to do with, but Leo is nothing if not persistent.
Thanks to screenwriter Megan Martin, the supporting characters are fleshed out and fun, especially an Indian family that keeps Leo grounded throughout, and there’s a timely story involving his ex.
Even if you don’t like romantic comedies and hate to smile for 97 minutes, go for the scenery. You won’t be sorry. And I’m definitely going to Banff. I’ll be looking for that rich successful guy.
“The Right Kind of Wrong” is directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and rated R for sexual content, nudity and language. Buy the DVD on Amazon, available May 20, 2014.