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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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18 July 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Imogene  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,378,426 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Writer Michelle Morgan titled the screenplay "Imogene", the name of the lead character played by Kristen Wiig. It is a name she says she's loved since Imogene Coca, who she saw in "National Lampoon's Vacation". See more »

Goofs

Several of the vehicles, including a police cruiser, do not have license plates on the front of the vehicle. New Jersey requires plates on both the front and rear of vehicle. See more »

Quotes

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 Friends (1994) See more »

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Don't Miss It - Quite the Surprise!
5 January 2014 | by (Boca Raton, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, my girlfriend said, "ya know, thebest way to enjoy a movie is to go into it with no expectations.

Well, that's how we viewed this. It was a late rental, from a kiosk, and we picked it based on the box figuring it would be "something light and fun" because it had Kristen Wig. Oddly, it got too late to watch anything until the next day, and boy I'm glad we waited.

Much of the description is in the synopsis of this film. I call it a "film" because it is just that - it's not your typical Hollywood comedy of breakup, or heartache, or going for cheap laughs. Nor is it a tug on your heartstrings predictable drama. Instead this film has the perfect mix, and warm story of an independent film, with some, but not too many quirky family relationships, and real, flawed love story, with family, friendships...some hope, some heartache.

I'm used to seeing Kristin Wig in silly comedic roles - in this, Wig, Benning, Matt Dylan, et. al are all outstanding...just watch it. Warm, warm film.


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