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Kristen Wiig leads a solid cast, including Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, and James Marsden, in Welcome to Me as Alice Kleig, a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery. Off her meds and inspired by Oprah, she buys a talk show with her winnings, using it as a platform to broadcast her unique views on life to the rest of the world. Welcome to Me certainly has an interesting hook, and the trailer does have a nice line in gentle, slightly zany humour, but it all feels a little one-note, and I have to wonder if it can hold itself together for it's full runtime. Released: 1st May »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The story of a woman with a personality disorder, who obviously is off her meds, winning the lottery and spending the money to air her own talk show, Welcome to Me is indie gold, and Wiig is the person to deliver. Plus, the supporting cast is amazing, and if the trailer is a legitimate picture of the film, it should be brilliant.
Take a look below, and let me know what you think of this one. It hits May 1st.
Welcome to Me Trailer
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- Marc Eastman
What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery?
In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.
Wiig was intrigued by how real the bizarre and darkly-‐funny script felt, which she says made the “comedic parts even more funny and the dramatic parts more amazing.”
She hopes that the audience will have the same love-‐hate relationship with the character that she does. “You feel sorry for Alice and at the same time, you totally get why people are frustrated with her, and »
- Michelle McCue
The film follows Alice Klieg (Wiig), a massive Oprah Winfrey fan with Borderline Personality Disorder, who wins $86 million in the lottery.
Alice decides to buy herself a talkshow with her winnings, and soon finds her fame increasing as she shares all of her thoughts and opinions on subjects from food to relationships.
Welcome To Me is released in the Us on May 1. »
Welcome To Me stars Kristen Wiig as Alice, a fame-obsessed woman with borderline personality disorder who after winning $86 million in the lottery, decides to spend the money on a TV show about herself. Eventually she must decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wes Bentley and Linda Cardellini also star. Shira Piven directs and Eliot Laurence wrote the script for the pic, a Bron… »
Wiig falls off her rocker in the film’s first trailer after winning $86 million in the lottery.
The newfound wealth inspires the fame-hungry Alice, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, to spend all the dough on a TV show about herself, stop taking her meds and live in an Indian reservation casino.
The movie also stars James Marsden, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack and Tim Robbins. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, is directed by Shira Piven (Jeremy Piven’s sister) and produced by Wiig, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, among others.
“Welcome to Me” hits theaters on May 1.
- Maane Khatchatourian
You may recall a few weeks back we brought you the leaked teaser for Kristen Wiig’s latest comedy, Welcome To Me, which was shortly thereafter taken down by the studio. Today, we bring you news of its return! Millennium Entertainment has now debuted the first official trailer for the dramedy, and you can check it out above.
Welcome To Me is directed by Shira Piven and written by Eliot Laurence. It follows Wiig’s borderline personality sufferer, Alice Klieg, who wins the lottery. Bypassing typical human desires when faced with the onset of mass wealth, Alice buys her own talk show. As her medical condition persists, the nature of her show sees her becoming something of a cult celebrity, whose show slowly rises in the TV rankings.
After having seen that preliminary leaked trailer – which may have been intended for industry usage and not public eyes – this latest version differs in tone. »
- Gem Seddon
Following its debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year, Blue Sky Media has released the first trailer for Welcome to Me, starring Kristen Wiig. The actress plays Alice Klieg, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, and though she manages it, and the accompanying medications and therapeutic care, fairly well, past tumult has left a broken marriage and strained familial relationships in its wake. She finds grounding in her daily routine, which includes memorizing every episode of Oprah and carefully monitoring her wardrobe and protein-laden diet.
One can't help but get the sense that Alice is straining to embrace bigger things, and when her numbers come up in the state lottery, suddenly she gets focused... on eighty million dollars' worth of possibilities. In quick succession, Alice buys a stretch of hours at a local television company, eschews her medication and therapy, moves into a casino, and creates her own talk show about - what else? »
Coming out of "Saturday Night Live" and into the movie world is not an easy path (ask Joe Piscopo, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Norm MacDonald... you get the idea... ) but you have to admire how Kristen Wiig has used the opportunities that have landed in front of her. After the breakout smash "Bridesmaids," she resisted the idea of jumping into a sequel, and instead diversified with lots of indie pictures, hitting Sundance last month with two more ("Nasty Baby," "The Diary Of A Teenage Girl"). Oh sure, she's not adverse to big studio projects (hello, "Ghostbusters") but arguably, it's her work in smaller movies that's far more interesting. And so today comes another trailer for just one of those movies, "Welcome To Me." Directed by Shira Piven, and co-starring James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Alan Tudyk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and more, the story follows thirty-something, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What would you do if you won $86 million in the lottery? Well, if you're Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), you buy your own talk show in the hopes of becoming the next Oprah. Oh, you also quit taking your meds cold turkey, which is never a great idea. James Marsden, Wes Bentley, and Joan Cusack play some of her TV channel cohorts, with Tim Robbins as her shrink Dr. Moffat.
Although this is packaged like a comedy, and it's from Gary Sanchez Productions, it seems very likely that Alice's journey is going to go to a rather dark place. Wiig's known for her comedy chops, of course, but she's proven adept at drama as well, especially in last year's wrenching drama "The Skeleton Twins" with Bill Hader, and in the upcoming film "Diary of a Teenage Girl."
"Welcome to Me" will hit theaters May 1, 2015.
[Via Vulture] »
- Jenni Miller
"...a woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery and decides to spend the cash on her own cable access talk show, where her larger-than-life personality and obsession with being famous begins to alienate her friends and family..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Welcome To Me"...
- Michael Stevens
What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.
The new poster for Welcome to Me has arrived, featuring star Kristen Wiig front and center as she symbolically transformers herself into a swan. This woman is going to be on TV whether you like it or not! And she might just break the Neilsen ratings record books. Vanity Fair has our first look at this one-sheet, which is quite a bit different from the first posters featuring Kristen Wiig as a dog walker, in her life before winning the lottery.
In Welcome to Me, »
Principal photography on Pete’s Dragon got underway on February 10, 2015 in New Zealand. The film is a re-imagining of the 1977 Disney classic and will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; ten-year-old Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) as Pete; Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) as Grace’s father.
- Mike Tyrkus
Scott Foundas: Hi Peter. Well, we’ve officially reached the midpoint of the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, although the most hotly anticipated event in this cold, cold town is still another day away. I’m talking, of course, about the world premiere of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which isn’t the kind of movie one typically thinks of as festival fare, but which events like Berlin and Cannes need as a kind of palate cleanser from the steady parade of world-class arthouse cinema from countries like Iran, China and Chile. Those movies may get you lots of ink in Variety, but it’s only a “Fifty Shades” that can get your red carpet splattered all over the picture pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair.
- Scott Foundas and Peter Debruge
The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard as a park ranger who discovers the existence of the dragon, Wes Bentley as a local mill owner, Karl Urban as the mill owner's brother, Oona Laurence as a young girl who befriends Pete, and Robert Redford as the girl's father.
Shooting will begin around Wellington before moving north to Rotorua and later to the south in Tapanui and Invercargill. "Pete's Dragon" is currently slated for an August 2016 release. »
- Garth Franklin
Principal photography on Pete's Dragon commenced today in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete's Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The film starsBryce Dallas Howard as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley as Pete; Wes Bentley as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban as Jack's brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford as Grace's father.
Pete's Dragon is directed byDavid Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) and produced by Jim Whitaker, with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Weta Digital, the visual effects company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson based in New Zealand, »
Production on the remake of the classic Pete's Dragon has officially started in New Zealand Disney announced this morning, along with providing details on the new cast that will bring the story to life. Come inside to learn more.
While this may not be as exciting (for some) as Disney's Other big news this morning, if you're looking forward to the remake of Pete's Dragon then you'll be happy to hear that cameras are rolling:
Principal photography on “Pete’s Dragon” commenced today in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, “Pete’s Dragon” will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Principal photography on Pete’S Dragon commenced today in New Zealand.
A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete’S Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The new film, scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters in August, 2016, stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”) as Pete; Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier, »
- Michelle McCue
Sneak Peek footage from writer/director Terrence Malick's new romantic fantasy drama "Knight of Cups" starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley and Imogen Poots:
"...a screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him..."
The title of the film refers to the 'tarot' card of the same name, where 'Knight' is the face card, similar to a 'Jack', 'Queen', or 'King' and 'Cups' is the suit, roughly equating with the traditional suit, 'Hearts.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Knight Of Cups"...
- Michael Stevens
Terence Malick is possibly the only living director that I think has had a perfect career so far. Many directors have at least one stumbling block, and for many years I believed Malick’s brilliance was only because he rarely made a film. I still remember what a big deal The Thin Red Line was when it first came out. Nowadays though, the man is a lot more prolific, with Knight Of Cups being his third film in four years.
Being a man who once gave himself a 20 year hiatus, you can always count on Malick’s films to be considered almost necessary. His latest sees Christian Bale star as a screenwriter trying to make sense of the world around him with the title derived from a tarot card:
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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