Welcome to Me Reviews

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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 28, 2016
Wiig's depiction of a woman whose stories are apt to end with the declaration "then I went off my meds" is as disquieting as it is scarily accurate.
March 27, 2016
Whatever the state of your mental health, you'll want to follow Alice down the rabbit hole.
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 27, 2016
To her great credit, Wiig manages to make Alice both engaging and annoying without ever rendering her ridiculous, lending heft to the film's portrait of her mental illness and televisual malaise.
March 24, 2016
As a mental illness narrative in particular, it feels perilously phoney.
March 24, 2016
Welcome to Me is character comedy at its finest, and most perfectly judged, as the quirky powerhouse Kristen Wiig takes on the role of a lifetime.
March 24, 2016
It's a mesmerising turn from Wiig, but the script leaves her working overtime to carry a story that doesn't delve much deeper than its initial premise.
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 22, 2015
Welcome to Me is an unsettling comedy, and I mean that in the best possible way.
May 14, 2015
"Welcome to Me" has its charming, funny and sensitive moments, but it also suffers from its own form of instability.
May 8, 2015
It's a tricky business playing someone who is mentally ill and perhaps should be confined for observation, especially in a dark comedy. Wiig manages to make Alice funny as hell, endearing, sad and sometimes a little frightening.
May 7, 2015
There's dark comedy, and then there's take-no-prisoners, dare-you-to-keep-looking dark comedy. Kristen Wiig's "Welcome to Me" falls decidedly in the latter category, making us laugh but feel deeply unsettled about doing so.
May 7, 2015
Screenwriter Eliot Laurence and director Shira Piven... [have] got the ideal star in Wiig, whose vacant gaze, frozen smile, and preternatural calm have always suggested a vast reservoir of madness.
May 7, 2015
Welcome to Me is not sure if it wants to be an uncomfortable comedy or wry drama.
May 7, 2015
The movie is small, but the actors make it seem larger, like binoculars turned around the right way.
May 7, 2015
At turns horribly funny and simply horrific, Piven's film suggests our therapeutic age has reduced us all to psychic cripples who resort to emotional exhibitionism in lieu of honest self-examination and self-expression.
May 7, 2015
A nervy, discomfiting comedy starring Kristen Wiig and a deep bench of supporting talent.
May 7, 2015
What starts out looking like a quirky attack on magical thinking turns out to be a sustained assault on television: the way it subsumes and distorts reality (more or less artfully) into a moneymaking enterprise.
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