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This movie "MOST LIKELY" was a dud. After one hour of boredom I shut it off. The plot
was meaningless. Does anyone in these hollywood movies hold a job except for the crab man brother and an ex- boyfriend? Cast just seems to drift.
Took me a while to get into it, but, after I did, I rather enjoyed it and had a couple mild laugh out louds.
Not the best movie ever, but the weird brother was funny which made it fun to watch, otherwise it was not a laugh out loud for me which made it sort of bland for me to watch.
A girl from Jersey who aspires to be part of the uppercrust urban elite, Imogene's life as a playwright in the city is curbed when her Dutch boyfriend suddenly breaks off their relationship. In an act of desperation, Imogene (Kristen Wiig) fakes her own suicide, only to end up in the hospital psych ward. They draw the conclusion that she must stay with someone who will keep an eye on her, thus placing her back in her family home with her gambling addict mother (Annette Bening) and her mother's boyfriend who claims to work for the CIA (Matt Dillon). The craziness is turned up to eleven with her dysfunctional clan around her, a life she tried to flee. This is the basic setup, but the film is much more than a look at eccentricity. This family drama is one of the most entertaining indie films I've seen in a long time with great performances culled out of every actor. I highly recommend this little-known gem.
take an a life not living up to one's expectations, add a wacky family, mother, brother and their wacky relationships and the fun begins. Made me laugh sometimes(Who invented pumpkin pie?) The New York characters are all shallow. For someone portrayed as a sensetive person, I don't understand how she (Wiig) could have been fooled all those years. Another trusting soul willing to look past the surface?
Really funny. Better than I expected. The main characted does a great acting job.
Worth hanging in for the charms n' smiles (but not outright laughs).
Its a homage to being yourself, in spite of The Big Apple success values.
A modest script,.. but with very good actors and welcome views of Jersey shore towns.
Fun comedy about a girl who had a bright future as a playwright when graduating from college only to find15+ years later that her life is far from where she thought she would be. She has to learn to accept who she is and appreciate the complexities and challenges facing her mother. Some good comedic moments, although most of my favorite ones were in the trailer. And in the end, everyone ends up in a romantic relationship, which seems to imply that someone else can come and fulfill all your needs and complete your life. Also, her romantic interest, Lee, doesn't appear to have his own life but is available to suddenly drive her to NYC for the day, *and* be positive and supportive about it. But otherwise, an upbeat movie.
I enjoyed it quite a bit. I've seen too many vile movies lately passing themselves off as comedies. This has a gentle tone to it and is well done. It didn't leave me laughing, but definitely smiling.
Fails to deliver, although I do enjoy Kristin Wiig. It does pick up in the middle of the movie but nothing major.
If you can hang in longer than the first 20 minutes because it seems kind of sad up until then.. I did only because I like the actors in it, and I was glad I hung in.
This movie is actually quite sad. All of the actors were really good. The story is kind of "been there done that," but there are some funny moments in it. As a huge fan of Kristin Wiig, I definitely recommend this movie.