Girl Most Likely

Girl Most Likely

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening


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Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's comedy stars Kristen Wiig as the title character, a quirky, once-promising playwright living in New York who fakes a suicide attempt in order to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend. She winds up in the care of her New Jersey


Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's comedy stars Kristen Wiig as the title character, a quirky, once-promising playwright living in New York who fakes a suicide attempt in order to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend. She winds up in the care of her New Jersey mother (Annette Bening), a widower currently shacked up with an oddball boyfriend (Matt Dillon) who claims to be a CIA agent. Imogene reconnects with her mollusk-obsessed brother, and clashes with a boarder who is living in her old room. However, when she discovers a secret her mother has been keeping from her, she travels back to the Big Apple to confront her past. Girl Most Likely (aka Imogene) screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Kristen Wiig became a star on Saturday Night Live mainly by playing larger-than-life comedic figures that were often untethered from reality. With characters like the Target Lady, Gilly, and the disfigured Lawrence Welk singer Dooneese, Wiig specialized in being the wacky center of the sketch that everyone else responded to. Surprisingly, she became a movie star with Bridesmaids, a film in which she was really the straight man, reacting to the wackiness around her while dealing with her own insecurities and fears. Her latest outing, Girl Most Likely, continues in the Bridesmaids vein, giving Wiig the chance to be the somewhat stable center in a universe of kooks. She plays Imogene, a one-time promising New York playwright whose career and personal life have stalled so badly that she moves back in with her family in New Jersey. She hasn't written anything worthwhile in a very long time, and her personal life is in shambles after she can't accept that her boyfriend is leaving her. Back home she has to deal with her boozy, loud-mouthed mother Zelda (Annette Bening); her insect-obsessed younger brother Ralph (Christopher Fitzgerald); Lee (Darren Criss), the guy renting Imogene's room from her mother; and George (Matt Dillon), Zelda's live-in boyfriend who claims to be a spy but seems more like a moocher. Directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman establish a gently mournful comic tone right from the beginning that fits Michelle Morgan's script. Not unlike the role Wiig played in Bridesmaids, Imogene is a sad character, but the sadness never overwhelms the quirky, off-center charm of the people who populate her universe. It's an emotionally delicate tone they maintain, even when the laughs come from broad over-the-top characters (especially George because Dillon steals his every scene). The biggest knock on the film is simply how slight it is. The stakes don't feel particularly huge; nothing seriously awful seems about to happen to any of the characters, so we wait patiently, enjoying the bizarre behavior of everyone around Imogene while she sulks and complains until she realizes it's time to stop sulking and complaining and get on with her life. If Girl Most Likely weren't so consistently amusing, that would be a problem, but since Pulcini and Springer Berman have been making likeable protagonists out of naturally prickly personalities since their debut feature, American Splendor, they know how to keep their audience engaged. Girl Most Likely will never be as widely seen as Wiig's breakthrough smash. However, it does prove that as far as her being able to successfully transition from the small screen to the silver one, Bridesmaids was no fluke.

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Original Release:
Lions Gate
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[Wide Screen]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Gag reel; "Making Most Likely" featurette; "Life in the Human Shell" featurette; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristen Wiig Imogene
Annette Bening Zelda
Darren Criss Lee
Matt Dillon George
Christopher Fitzgerald Ralph
June Diane Raphael Dara
Natasha Lyonne Allyson
Michelle Morgan Georgina
Mickey Sumner Hannah
Doran Inghram Sloane
Melissa Navia Assistant
Michelle Hurd Libby
Murray Bartlett James Whitney
Joe Basile Cool Dad
Reed Birney Dr. Chalmers
Nathan Corddry Larry
Jon Cooper Backstreet Boy
Aliya Carter NYPD Police Officer #2
Ronald Guttman Armando
Antwayn Hopper Emcee
Bob Balaban Actor

Technical Credits
Shari Springer Berman Director
Robert Pulcini Director,Editor
Arnaud Achour Associate Producer
Mark Amin Producer
Miranda Bailey Executive Producer
Luca Borghese Co-producer
Tom Broecker Costumes/Costume Designer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Cynthia Coury Co-producer
Nadine de Barros Executive Producer
Dan Frishwasser Executive Producer
Marra Gad Executive Producer
Steve Golin Executive Producer
Ann Goulder Casting
Pamela Hirsch Executive Producer
Hardy Justice Co-producer
Matthew Leutwyler Executive Producer
Alix Madigan-Yorkin Producer
Michelle Morgan Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Dylan Narang Executive Producer
Lauzanne Nel Makeup
Anne O'Shea Executive Producer
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Jeff Pullman Sound Mixer
Celine Rattray Producer
Rob Simonsen Score Composer,Executive Producer
Annie Spitz Production Designer
Trudie Styler Producer
Kristen Wiig Executive Producer
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Girl Most Likely
1. Scene 1 [7:13]
2. Scene 2 [10:31]
3. Scene 3 [8:35]
4. Scene 4 [5:33]
5. Scene 5 [7:48]
6. Scene 6 [8:25]
7. Scene 7 [10:27]
8. Scene 8 [6:32]
9. Scene 9 [3:45]
10. Scene 10 [8:55]
11. Scene 11 [11:17]
12. Scene 12 [5:58]


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