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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.

Director:

Shira Piven

Writer:

Eliot Laurence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Alice Klieg
Wes Bentley ... Gabe Ruskin
Linda Cardellini ... Gina Selway
Joan Cusack ... Dawn Hurley
Loretta Devine ... Barb Vaughn
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Deb Moseley
Thomas Mann ... Rainer Ybarra
James Marsden ... Rich Ruskin
Tim Robbins ... Dr. Daryl Moffet
Alan Tudyk ... Ted Thurber
Kulap Vilaysack ... Grace Dao
Mitch Silpa ... Derek
Anelia Dyoulgerova Anelia Dyoulgerova ... Magda
Joe Roland Joe Roland ... Technical Director
Joyce Hiller Piven Joyce Hiller Piven ... Miriam Klieg
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When asked about doing her first nude scene in this film, Kristen Wiig said "Being naked in a film or on stage isn't always supposed to be sexy. It was the part and it felt right, so I did it." See more »

Goofs

A lottery winner's remarks would never warrant live coverage on a television station as portrayed here, no matter the size of the jackpot. See more »

Quotes

Rich Ruskin: What did you have in mind?
Alice Klieg: Something big.
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Crazy Credits

Some of the closing credits are shown over the red recording indicator of a camcorder. See more »

Connections

Features The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Sun
Written by Margo Guryan
Published by Dartmoor Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Margo Guryan
Courtesy of Oglio Records
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Somewhat funny, a bit disturbing
17 September 2015 | by floatingpolarbearSee all my reviews

Kristen Wiig is interesting to watch as she is the master of inappropriate behavior done hilariously. Since her character has a debilitating mental illness, that behavior is like watching a slow train wreck unfold as the lottery winnings add fuel to her peculiar fire. The movie peaks in the moment when the Wiig character starts filming her wacky show but doesn't really go anywhere after that. The story stays in low simmer throughout, neither too funny nor too dramatic. I would have liked it to commit to comedy, in the spirit of What About Bob with Bill Murray. Wiig has that same talent but it's not really used to the max here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitewater, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,920, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$608,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$636,819
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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