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Welcome to Me (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

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Gabe Ruskin
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Dawn Hurley
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Barb Vaughn
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Deb Moseley
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Rainer Ybarra
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Rich Ruskin
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Dr. Daryl Moffet
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Ted Thurber
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Grace Dao
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Derek
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Miriam Klieg
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Alice suffers from borderline personality disorder, but she has what she needs in life. She has an apartment, she has a best friend, and she has tapes of every Oprah Winfrey show. And now, after winning the lottery, she also has 83 million dollars. What she doesn't have is an outlet for the whole world to know who she really is. The TV station cut her off when she tried turning her lottery announcement into a frank discussion of her sexual experiences, but with her money in hand, she's off to LA to convince two struggling TV producer brothers to produce her own TV show. Whatever it costs, she's going to do it. From swan entrances to dog neutering, she is going to introduce the world to Alice. But is the world ready for Alice? Written by Anne Campbell

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Alice is going to be on TV whether you like it or not

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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1 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Bana Hos Geldiniz  »

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$38,000 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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$608,852 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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Trivia

In a shot of Alice's apartment, you can clearly see her diploma. It shows she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology from Yuba College. Yuba College is a real two year college located in Marysville, CA and offers Veterinary Technology as a degree. See more »

Goofs

At the first meeting with the executives, Alice states that she'd like to have a show that's two-hours long; however, whenever there's a closeup of the program on the TV guide, it's shown as only being an hour long. See more »

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Alice Klieg: Ladies and gentlemen, meatloaf cake, with mashed sweet potato icing, with only 433 calories, 52 grams of protein, and only five caibo-hydrants. I think I'm going to have a slice.
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Some of the closing credits are shown over the red recording indicator of a camcorder. See more »

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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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There ain't nothing like it!
14 August 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I think the film "Welcome to Me" is not for everyone and I am not surprised that the reviews are rather divergent. It's certainly a strange movie and one that might or might not appeal to you-- probably depending on how much you are willing to watch a film that often makes you embarrassed and has a very, very dark sensibility.

When the film begins, Alice (Kristen Wiig) has just won the lottery. However, she is mentally ill and foolishly decides that now she's rich, she doens't need her medication any more. So, she stops taking it and soon is blowing through her many millions of dollars. What does she blow it on??? I self-financed TV show all about her! It has very little in the way of conventional structure and the show is crazy...and, oddly, people think it's good. I assume they think it's meant to be a comedy...but the crazy antics and total self- absorption they see IS Alice.

The film is a very interesting character study of a woman with a Borderline Personality--especially of one whose hold on reality is very tenuous and whose narcissism is extreme, even for a Borderline. I was impressed by this character as well as her psychiatrist (Tim Robbins) as it looks as if whoever wrote the film knew about mental health issues and/or consulted with mental health professionals. Usually in films psychiatrists and psychologists are more caricatures--goofy one-dimensional idiots. Robbins' character is realistic, however-- with appropriate borders and methods. As for Wiig, she was entrancing in this strange role.

I am not 100% in love with this film--it is, at times, tough to watch and its overall message is certainly strange and mixed. Also, I hesitate to recommend it to everyone because Miss Wiig does a nude scene in which she's VERY nude....so be forewarned. An interesting film to watch if you feel like you've seen it all.


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