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PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 July 2013 (Netherlands)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

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Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening and Christopher Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Darren Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed (Matt Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she's ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them. Written by Roadside Attractions

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She has a lot to live up to. And a few things to live down.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$694,477 (USA) (19 July 2013)

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$1,378,426 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Padma Lakshmi is spotted at the book launch party. See more »

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When Imogene is at the ER, the psychiatrist threatens to write a 5150 involuntary hold for 72 hours. This legal code is only used in California, not New York. In New York, 9.40 is the legal code that permits an individual to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours for an emergency/CPEP admission. See more »

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Libby: What about your family?
Imogene: Uhhm, I grew up in the Atlantic City area, near the beach, so...
Libby: Then every day was like summer, right?
Imogene: No, every day was not like summer; every day was like being impaled with a blunt wooden object, over and over again.
Libby: Anyway...
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References The Joy Behar Show (2009) See more »

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Glory Days
Written and Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Funny and Quirky Film That Deserves Attention
25 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of Kristin Wiig, I was excited for this movie. Then it was barely marketed, quietly released, poorly reviewed, and flopped. I don't understand.

Kristin Wiig plays Imogene, a neurotic and insecure woman unsuccessfully trying to make it as a writer in NYC. The character is very similar to the one she played in Bridesmaids....which is OK with me. I was more than happy to spend more time with this woman.

After faking a suicide attempt to get her ex boyfriend's attention, Imogene winds up in the hospital. She is subsequently released to the custody of her mother played by Annette Bening who is simply terrific playing a character who reminded me of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Imogene returning to the tacky and dysfunctional home in New Jersey where she grew up makes for the comedy here. There are many laugh out loud moments. Living in the house is her mother's boyfriend George Boosh! (Matt Dillon) who claims to work for the CIA, her somewhat mentally challenged but sweet younger brother, and a border played by a very appealing Darren Criss whom Imogene develops an interest in.

There may be a bit too much going on in this film. A subplot of Imogene trying to find her biological father doesn't do too much to move the story along. The ending also goes way over the top. But ultimately, Kristin Wiig makes Imogene a flawed yet lovable character who we root for. I left the theater in a great mood.


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