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Girl Most Likely (2012)

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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Michelle Morgan

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Imogene Duncan
Annette Bening ... Zelda Duncan
Matt Dillon ... George Bousche
Darren Criss ... Lee
Christopher Fitzgerald ... Ralph Duncan
June Diane Raphael ... Dara
Natasha Lyonne ... Allyson
Bob Balaban ... Maxwell P. Duncan
Sydney Lucas ... Little Imogene
Ilana Levine ... Teacher
Jimmy Palumbo ... Doorman Joe
Michelle Morgan ... Georgina
Mickey Sumner ... Hannah
Elizabeth Inghram ... Sloane
Brian Petsos ... Peter Van Woodsen
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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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Insanity runs in the family. See more »

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Comedy

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

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USA

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English | French | Romanian | Dutch | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Imogene See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,477, 21 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,378,426, 6 September 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Includes three Tony Award nominees: Christopher Fitzgerald, Sydney Lucas, and Andrea Martin. See more »

Goofs

When Imogene rear-ends the Porsche, the store in the background has a "718" area code, indicating they are in New York, not New Jersey. 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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Connections

References The Joy Behar Show (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Happily Surprised
28 July 2013 | by elfin3-565-827402See all my reviews

I was excited to see this movie based on the trailer, but I was also worried because I saw initial reviews claiming it wasn't really very funny. There was nothing to worry about.

I know I wasn't alone in that theater in laughing out loud really loudly because it was just that funny! I was one of my favorite movie-going experiences in recent memory because the whole audience was together for the ride and thoroughly enjoying it. For that reason alone, I recommend seeing it in theaters, if possible. If not, do watch it with friends when it's out on video. It was funny even when it was sad and touching. The relationships between all of the characters are interesting and develop throughout the film, and everyone does a splendid job. It left me both happy and contemplative.


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