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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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In the beginning, right before Alice (Kristen Wiig ) puts the VHS recording of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) in the VCR, the camera scans her collection of videos. You can see a VHS labeled "SNL," an Easter Egg referencing her career on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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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: I was a summer baby born in 1971 in Simi Valley, California, and I've been using masturbation as a sedative since 1991.
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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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Where Is My Mind
Performed by Michael Baiardi for Rockabye Baby!
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dark humor
12 October 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Fools and their money are soon parted from one another. Nowhere does this saying hold true more than with lottery winners. Alice Klieg, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, emerges from a solitary and sedentary life as the new winner of $86 million from the state lottery. She begins to buy airtime at a local television station that is desperate for cash. Alice's new talk show "Welcome to Me" is a perfect reflection of her impulsive, socially awkward, indecisive, random, obsessive, moody and sensitive self. It features some of her favorite recopies (meatloaf cake), traumatic events from her past (the "carousel of life"), and – of course – swans (she loves swans). Her insistence upon absolute control and predilection to get out of control, make for some interesting and eccentric shows that are alternately extremely boring and explosive. The dry and dark humor of the film fits the acting abilities of Kristen Wiig perfectly. The film is funny as well as raw. I wish there was more depth to the plot, however, for it relies too much on the wacky shows. Seen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


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