Girl Most Likely

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Quirky indie romcom, family drama or insightful delve into depression? The jury’s still out on this one. Kristen Wiig is New York playwright Imogene, who after a severe bout of writer’s block and a bad break-up uses her dramatic flair to stage a fake suicide to win her ex back. Things don’t exactly go according to plan and Imogene is put into the care of her scatty mum (Annette Bening) and carted off to her own personal hell: New Jersey.

There’s great chemistry between Wiig and ‘Glee’ warbler Darren Criss, her hot young love interest, which takes the audience away from the somewhat plodding script. ‘Girl Most Likely’ is understated, fun and definitely ticks the mush-factor box. But it isn’t as laugh-out-loud as ‘Bridesmaids’, nor is it intended to be. Its message is more sentimental – about family, sticking to your roots and being true to yourself. There are fun moments – or ‘Wiigisms’ – and some great performances. But you can’t help but wonder what sort of film this would have been had Wiig been in charge of the screenplay.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday September 27 2013
Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Screenwriter: Michelle Morgan
Cast: Kristen Wiig
Annette Bening
Matt Dillon
Darren Criss

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0.1 / 5

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Juan Carlos

As the only person in a screening this lunchtime at least I could be bored to tears on my own. I very nearly walked out of this clichéd snoozathon twice. It starts well with a Blondie track and then it is all downhill. I am sure there are possibly more clichés that could have been stuffed into the film but by the time the film came to its hackneyed and very sudden ending I had long given up caring. Wiig and Bening deserved much better than this unfunny and plodding script. The reviewer calls it quirky but perhaps that is code for not funny. Annie Hall is a quirky romcom about self centred people from New York, this isn't.. By the time the assassin turns up I was praying that he would shoot the main cast members rather than Wiig's character disarm him. Perhaps should have been called Girl Least Likely. It deserves to lose a star for the worst cover version of a Dusty Springfield classic I have ever heard. 1 star. Don't say I didn't warn you.