Welcome to Me Reviews

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October 24, 2017
This is one of those discomfiting films where you don't know whether to laugh or cry - Alice is self-obsessed and a bit unlikable too - and just end up feeling uncomfortable instead.
September 1, 2017
While she doesn't really humanize Alice, Wiig delivers an impressive blend of awkwardness, humor and pathos that elevates the story, even though it isn't enough to mask its flaws.
April 3, 2016
Ultimately, you are tempted to conclude that the film is a bit like Alice's chat show: a vanity project.
March 27, 2016
Feeling embarrassed for Alice is natural - everything you don't want her to do, she does. It's like watching your favourite sport team losing a game over and over and over.
March 24, 2016
As a mental illness narrative in particular, it feels perilously phoney.
June 23, 2015
Wiig's wearying brand of deadpan zaniness seems to work for a lot of people, but here it's stretched to its thinnest.
May 23, 2015
There's not much plot here and very little in the way of character development. Alice is defined by her disorder and the screenplay isn't interested in delving into her life and relationships.
May 22, 2015
No shortage of talent here. Pity they're all underused.
May 21, 2015
You have to respect a film that takes the risk of alienating viewers [but] the result, while fascinating, is as deeply flawed as its protagonist.
May 14, 2015
"Welcome to Me" has its charming, funny and sensitive moments, but it also suffers from its own form of instability.
May 12, 2015
Kristen Wiig's subdued yet physical and self-absorbed performance turns Alice into a believable character. But the movie struggles to find the comedy in Alice or the pathos in her situation.
May 8, 2015
Wildly uneven, "Welcome to Me" comes off as a cry for help, yet the production tends to process instability as quirk, attempting to find the bright side of psychological decay.
May 8, 2015
There's not much payoff beyond the train-wreck emotional exhibitionism
May 8, 2015
"Welcome to Me" gets credit for avoiding the pitfall of trivializing Alice's illness (borderline personality disorder), but never gets around to saying anything all that meaningful about it, either.
May 8, 2015
This isn't funny. It's sad and disheartening and demeaning...
May 7, 2015
Like the heroine it portrays, the whole thing is a curio: a queasy, unpleasant thing wrapped around a cry for help, and a self-indulgent one at that.
May 7, 2015
Welcome to Me is not sure if it wants to be an uncomfortable comedy or wry drama.
May 7, 2015
Welcome to Me works better as a character study than a full-fledged story. Audiences will have little sense of Alice beyond what they first see.
May 2, 2015
Kristen Wiig dazzles in what may be her best performance to date - and what is certainly her trickiest - but the actress is diminished by how unexpectedly rudderless the film feels.
May 1, 2015
It's the equivalent of tripping someone on crutches and then inviting her over for tea.
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