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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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Michelle Morgan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Imogene
Annette Bening ... Zelda
Matt Dillon ... George / The Bousche
Darren Criss ... Lee
Christopher Fitzgerald ... Ralph
June Diane Raphael ... Dara
Natasha Lyonne ... Allyson
Bob Balaban ... Maxwell
Sydney Lucas ... Little Imogene
Jimmy Palumbo ... Doorman Joe
Michelle Morgan ... Georgina
Mickey Sumner ... Hannah
Elizabeth Inghram ... Sloane
Brian Petsos ... Peter Van Woodsen
Murray Bartlett ... James Whitney
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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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Country:

USA

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English | French | Romanian | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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

Goofs

Ocean City lies at sea level, so no buildings can have basements, unlike Imogene's home. See more »

Quotes

Imogene: Okay, were Brittany Spears and Christina Aguilera the same person?
Lee: Yeah, they totally were.
Imogene: [rejoices] I knew it.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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don't let crappy reviews make you miss it
20 July 2013 | by kategowenSee all my reviews

I've never reviewed a movie here before, but I'm doing it because most of what I've seen online and in my local paper were at best tepid, if not downright negative. Frankly, it is a much better comedy of manners than "Bridesmaids" was-- that one relied far too heavily on the Judd Apatow gross-out factor. (As if proving that women could be as stupid as men is some kind of feminist triumph.) Wiig's skill-- and the terrific Annette Bening's, as well-- is to tread the fine line between comic sketch exaggeration and the rueful comedy in the human condition. One of the better comedies I've seen in awhile, and deserves spreading the good word.


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