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Girl Most Likely
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Berman and Pulcini -- American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries -- found a tone somewhere between tragedy and nonsense."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Kristen Wiig's comic artistry and its melodramatic tinge are squandered in this frenetic, schematic comedy, which also lays waste to a fertile premise."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A lot more entertaining than the majority of its critical raspberries would suggest."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Even if you added a laugh track the tone is glum."
‑ Nathalie Atkinson, National Post
"Incidental at best, and a touch irksome at worst."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"What a disappointment."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"A perfectly gauged performance by Wiig holds this ramshackle comedy-drama together, as she plays a woman forced to confront everything she has always hated about herself."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The 'exoskeleton' subplot is as clunky a metaphorical experience as you will ever endure."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Once you get past Imogene's insufferableness, you'll find yourself rooting for her."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
""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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"All in all, this is an extremely forgettable film that will more than likely drift from your memory as you're watching it. Then again, what would you expect from trying to build a film out of clichés and nonsensical pieces?"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Sometimes dysfunction just doesn't work."
‑ Jay Stone,
"Ultimately, this is a comedy that shows a lot of early promise but fails to deliver."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Radio Times
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