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Welcome to Me (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

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Shira Piven

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Eliot Laurence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Alice Klieg
Wes Bentley ... Gabe Ruskin
Linda Cardellini ... Gina Selway
Joan Cusack ... Dawn Hurley
Loretta Devine ... Barb Vaughn
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Deb Moseley
Thomas Mann ... Rainer Ybarra
James Marsden ... Rich Ruskin
Tim Robbins ... Dr. Daryl Moffet
Alan Tudyk ... Ted Thurber
Kulap Vilaysack ... Grace Dao
Mitch Silpa ... Derek
Anelia Dyoulgerova Anelia Dyoulgerova ... Magda
Joe Roland Joe Roland ... Technical Director
Joyce Hiller Piven Joyce Hiller Piven ... Miriam Klieg
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Storyline

Alice suffers from borderline personality disorder, but she has what she needs in life. She has an apartment, she has a best friend, and she has tapes of every Oprah Winfrey show. And now, after winning the lottery, she also has 83 million dollars. What she doesn't have is an outlet for the whole world to know who she really is. The TV station cut her off when she tried turning her lottery announcement into a frank discussion of her sexual experiences, but with her money in hand, she's off to LA to convince two struggling TV producer brothers to produce her own TV show. Whatever it costs, she's going to do it. From swan entrances to dog neutering, she is going to introduce the world to Alice. But is the world ready for Alice? Written by Anne Campbell

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Alice is going to be on TV whether you like it or not

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bana Hos Geldiniz See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitewater, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,000, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$608,852
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning, right before Alice puts the VHS recording of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) in the VCR, a VHS cassette labeled "SNL" is shown, referencing (Kristen Wiig)'s career as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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While Alice is neutering Godzilla, there is clearly no incision. See more »

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[repeated line]
Alice Klieg: I would like to read from a prepared statement.
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Catch A Falling Star
Written by Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance
Performed by Tim Helisek
Courtesy of 24 Hour Distribution
By arrangement with Silver Side Productions
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A definite insight to mental health disorders, but definitely not for everyone.
21 August 2016 | by yuschaaSee all my reviews

Welcome to Me stars Kristen Wiig as Alice, a woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). When she won a lottery that grants her a sizable amount of money, she produces, acts, and stars in a TV series entitled: Welcome to Me.

First and foremost, this is the most endearing thing Kristen Wiig has done, outside her usual comedy movies. The way she portrays Alice is so heartbreaking and detailed, sometimes funny, but also feels authentic. The supporting cast did a good job too, especially Linda Cardellini.

However, this movie is definitely not for everyone. As the title and the premise suggests, this movie is going to be all about Alice and her world. Alice's actions are questionable and maybe some audience can't digest that properly.

If you're interested in movies about psychology issues, then this is definitely a movie for you. Otherwise if you want to feel good, you might want to pick up something else, as the constant melancholy and confusion this movie brought will disillusion you, forcing you into saying "What the hell was that?" when the credits roll.


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