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Girl Most Likely (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Largely witless and disappointingly dull, Girl Most Likely strands the gifted Kristen Wiig in a blandly hollow foray into scattershot sitcom territory.

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Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage an elaborate fake suicide as an appeal for his sympathy. But her attempt backfires when she's put into the custody of Zelda, her estranged gambling addict mother (Annette Bening), and must return home with her to the Jersey shore. Desperate to get back to her Manhattan circle of so- called friends, Imogene must finally deal with her family, including her unique brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), Zelda's new boyfriend The Bousche (Matt Dillon), plus a cute young lodger (Darren Criss),who together help Imogene sort out her place in the world. (c) Roadside Attractions

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Cast

Kristen Wiig
as Imogene
Melissa Navia
as Assistant
Murray Bartlett
as James Whitney
Joe Basile
as Cool Dad
Reed Birney
as Dr. Chalmers
Jon Cooper
as Backstreet Boy
Aliya Carter
as NYPD Police Officer #2
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All Critics (91) | Top Critics (31)

Berman and Pulcini -- American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries -- found a tone somewhere between tragedy and nonsense.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Grantland
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There are moments to make you honestly wish it were a better movie, and that the semi-autobiographical screenplay by Michelle Morgan didn't feel so much like a first draft.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013
Globe and Mail
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Once you get past Imogene's insufferableness, you'll find yourself rooting for her.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
Toronto Star
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Kristen Wiig's comic artistry and its melodramatic tinge are squandered in this frenetic, schematic comedy, which also lays waste to a fertile premise.

Full Review… | July 29, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue.

Full Review… | July 24, 2013
New York Observer
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"Girl Most Likely" is a strange movie, in that it has the atmosphere of a comedy and some extreme characters set up to be comical, but there are really no funny scenes.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Girl Most Likely

Very slow and not overly funny. It did have its moments, though. I liked Annette Benning as the cougar mother and the 90's tribute band bit gave me a laugh. I could have done without the weird brother and it felt like the movie could happily have been 20 minutes shorter than it was. Okay to watch, but not a must see by any stretch.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

I normally like the self growth/self realization type of movie, but there is not much of either in this film.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

"Girl Most Likely" is an indie comedy about a former playwright who is having problems in her life, and has to be saved by a neglectful mother, a reserved brother, and two strange men who each have their own quirks. The supporting characters are designed to be idiosyncratic sidekicks, and in that way they in themselves are entertaining and unique, but Imogene (Wiig) is not. For being the main focus of the plot, Imogene is all over the place, and unless you can align yourself with someone selfish going through the process of becoming a more realized person, you will not enjoy the character. She is selfish, popularity obsessed, needy, and awkward, and degrades everyone she loves in order to feel better about herself. It's less a film about realizing the errors of your own ways and more so about simply realizing happiness, and that's such a boring topic for a film. Definitely interesting for many reasons, this film still underwhelms in many areas.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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