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Girl Most Likely (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 July 2013 (Netherlands)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

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Michelle Morgan

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Imogene Duncan
Annette Bening ... Zelda Duncan
Matt Dillon ... George Bousche
Darren Criss ... Lee
Christopher Fitzgerald ... Ralph Duncan
June Diane Raphael ... Dara
Natasha Lyonne ... Allyson
Bob Balaban ... Maxwell P. Duncan
Sydney Lucas ... Little Imogene
Ilana Levine ... Teacher
Jimmy Palumbo ... Doorman Joe
Michelle Morgan ... Georgina
Mickey Sumner ... Hannah
Elizabeth Inghram ... Sloane
Brian Petsos ... Peter Van Woodsen
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Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening and Christopher Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Darren Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed (Matt Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she's ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them. Written by Roadside Attractions

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She wanted the perfect family, she got her own instead. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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USA

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Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Imogene See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,447, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$1,378,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,085,617
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Includes three Tony Award nominees: Christopher Fitzgerald, Sydney Lucas, and Andrea Martin. See more »

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When The Bousche is getting into his rubber suit, he is shown with his head through the neck hole, then moments later is seen struggling to get his head through the neck hole. See more »

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Libby: What about your family?
Imogene: Uhhm, I grew up in the Atlantic City area, near the beach, so...
Libby: Then every day was like summer, right?
Imogene: No, every day was not like summer; every day was like being impaled with a blunt wooden object, over and over again.
Libby: Anyway...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Bon Halen Stomp
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Not sure why it hasn't gotten better recognition but it's definitely one worth seeing!
11 November 2013 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'GIRL MOST LIKELY': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Kristen Wiig stars in this comedy film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (the team behind the Harvey Pekar biography comedy film 'AMERICAN SPLENDOR'). It was written by Michelle Morgan and co-stars Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss. Wiig plays a New York playwright who's fallen on hard times and fakes her suicide in order to try and win her ex-boyfriend back. She instead ends up having to move back home with her mother and little brother. The movie got mostly negative reviews and didn't receive a wide theatrical release but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The film was originally titled 'Imogene', which is the name of Wiig's character. Imogene was an up and coming New York playwright who's career went nowhere quickly and she ends up losing her job and her boyfriend, Peter (Brian Petsos), at the same time. In an attempt to win Peter back she stages her suicide but is instead ordered to move back in with her mother, Zelda (Bening), and younger brother, Ralph (Fitzgerald), temporarily. Once home she finds her mother is also living with a man claiming to be a secret agent (Dillon), who she's also hooking up with, and a young man named Lee (Criss), who rented out her old room. Things just get more crazy from there as she attempts to get her life back on track.

The film was very nicely directed and the script is clever and smart. I found all the characters to be likable and oddly enjoyable as well as adequately developed. Wiig is a good leading lady and I enjoy her in films like this much more than something like 'BRIDESMAIDS'. Criss and Fitzgerald (who plays a character which seems like it was written for Zach Galifianakis) both stand out in the movie as well and Bening and Dillon are also hilarious in it. The movie is just a really quirky and funny heartfelt film. I'm not sure why it hasn't gotten better recognition but it's definitely one worth seeing.

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