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Kristen Wiig's "Imogene" has gone to Lionsgate and Roadside for joint Us distribution after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. From directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("Cinema Verite," "American Splendor"), the film follows Wiig's Imogene, a New York playwright whose promise has faded and whose boyfriend has dumped her. Desperate, she fakes a suicide to get him back, but the plan backfires and she ends up in the hands of her gambling addict of a mother (Annette Bening). A complete symopsis is below. The film was written by Michelle Morgan and produced by Celina Rattray and Trudie Styler. Wiig, Morgan, Steve Golin and Miranda Bailey exec produced. ThePlaylist reviewed the film from Tiff: "If it all sounds like, well, a sitcom, or a Lifetime series, it sort of is,..a script saddled with wayyy too much wacky, and never enough nuance. But there is Kristen Wiig, »


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