The desire to escape your hometown and reshape your identity is potentially rich territory to explore but the script by Michelle Morgan looks only to mine from the surface so you end up with trite lessons about how there's no place like home.
All in all, this is an extremely forgettable film that will more than likely drift from your memory as you're watching it. Then again, what would you expect from trying to build a film out of clichés and nonsensical pieces?
Bening flaps her arms like a baby bird and Dillon takes his There's Something About Mary sleaze down off the shelf, but their game supporting performances can't prop up screenwriter Michelle Morgan's prefab-to-a-fault script.
Girl Most Likely is the kind of film where awkward retro names abound and a character walks around in a wetsuit because he's been hit by lightning so many times. It's all so wacky it must be funny, right? Hardly.