Kristen Wiig Hits Jackpot in TIFF Selected 'Welcome to Me' Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 30, 2015
This week we learned that Kristen Wiig was going to be one of the new Ghostbusters along with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. But before she heads into blockbuster reboot territory, you'll get a chance to see her in indie mode with Welcome to Me. The film sees her as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who suddenly becomes an overnight sensation as she wins the lottery, quits taking her medication and launches her own wacky talk show. The premise is wild, and the comedy seems to be a little dark, but it looks like a tour de force from Wiig in the lead role that makes it worth seeing. View the trailer.
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) suffers from borderline personality disorder, and though she manages it fairly well, past tumult has left a broken marriage and strained familial relationships in its wake. But suddenly, Alice wins the state lottery, eschews her medication and therapy, moves into a casino, and creates her own talk show about herself. As it becomes a surprise hit, Alice realizes that viewers identify with her but doesn't recognize her own hunger for fame may just reflect a deeper need to be heard. James Marsden, Wes Bentley and more also star in Welcome to Me, directed by Shira Piven, which arrives in theaters sometime this year.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I really enjoyed her in Skeleton Twins. Both her and Bill Hader surprised me. I think she shows a lot of talent. I'm on board for this.
Franklin Carpio on Jan 30, 2015
Ricardo_PT on Jan 30, 2015
Looks like normal tv to me. Mentally ill people being recorded and interviewed for other mentally ill peoples enjoyment. Count me in!
Carpola on Jan 30, 2015
I definitely like her movies. Ever since bridesmaids she keeps surprising me ...
shiboleth on Jan 30, 2015
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