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Netflix's New Rom-Com 'The Wrong Missy' Is So Bad It's Good

Netflix's New Rom-Com 'The Wrong Missy' Is So Bad It's Good

Netflix's latest rom-com offering has only been on the streaming platform since Wednesday but it's already set tongues wagging on Twitter.

The Wrong Missy, from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, is the tale of two singletons mistakenly thrust together on a holiday in Hawaii several years after enduring a disastrous blind date together.

Chaos unfolds after Tim (played by David Spade) accidentally invites a 'crazy woman from his past' on the work retreat (step forward Jurassic World star Lauren Lapkus) as she has the same name as the girl of his dreams.

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All hell breaks loose as the two characters hurtle towards an all-too-predictable ending (don't worry, no spoilers here).

Lauren Lapkus and David Spade in 'The Wrong Missy' (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)
Lauren Lapkus and David Spade in 'The Wrong Missy' (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)

But while it might sound like it has all the trappings of a perfect rom-com - unlikely couple, idyllic location, barrels of slapstick laughs - it's taken something of a pounding from film critics.

It's scored a mere 23 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with one LA Times critic labelling it a 'lightweight throwaway' and 'the kind of movie it is difficult to suggest one actually choose to watch'. Ouch.

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As is often the case with so-bad-they're-good rom-coms, however, it's proven more popular with viewers, amassing a decent 57 per cent audience score and ranking as Netflix's top most streamed movie in the US earlier this week.

It's received a 57 per cent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)
It's received a 57 per cent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)
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"I had been wanting a good hard laugh and this movie had me laughing pretty much nonstop," one wrote. "My abs were sore after. Lauren Lapkus is hilarious!"

Over on Twitter, one viewer said: "I thought The Wrong Missy was going to be corny, shame on me [...] that s*** was hilarious."

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Another gushed: "Laughed through the all film. You are going to love this film if you are into Will Ferrell movies, Jonah Hill, Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis. The story is predictable but which romcom is not?" Our thoughts exactly.

'The Wrong Missy' has received mixed ratings (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)
'The Wrong Missy' has received mixed ratings (Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison)

The Wrong Missy is streaming on Netflix now

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/ Happy Madison

Topics: Film, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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