Girl Most Likely (2013)
Girl Most Likely (2013)
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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Critic Reviews for Girl Most Likely
Berman and Pulcini -- American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries -- found a tone somewhere between tragedy and nonsense.
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.
Once you get past Imogene's insufferableness, you'll find yourself rooting for her.
Kristen Wiig's comic artistry and its melodramatic tinge are squandered in this frenetic, schematic comedy, which also lays waste to a fertile premise.
Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue.
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.
I normally like the self growth/self realization type of movie, but there is not much of either in this film.
"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.
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