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Girl Most Likely

Published February 17, 2014

Girl Most Likely

Film info

  • Title Girl Most Likely
  • Directors Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
  • Year 2012
  • Run time 1hr 43m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline She has a lot to live up to. And a few things to live down

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. Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed. Through it all, Imogene eventually realises 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.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:16Sometimes precocious kids are funny.
7:12“You said our souls were bound, I told people you said that!”
9:20Tricky being on those amazing playwriter lists but not actually writing plays.
13:59Only a writer could be happy with praise for their suicide note.
17:59Those are not the last words you want to hear before you black out.
22:47I guess there is someone in the world called George Bouche.
25:00The crabbiest place on earth. Brilliant tagline.
25:57I want a sheet fort!
32:43Her sole directions are that it’s in the non-fiction section? More specifics please!
37:22“It’s how they do it in the CIA.”
40:00She has Friends t-shirt! I need one of those!
43:56He made himself a shell, and it has wifi. That’s forward thinking.
53:45I knew that swingset was going to break and it still made me jump. Genius.
56:58Yay! American Pie lady. Love her.
59:38Argh! He’s singing the Backstreet Boys. I would marry him on the spot.
1:07:40“Don’t read people’s stuff in the wall, it’s in the wall.”
1:16:18Carrying a shell around is actually a really good idea.
1:26:03I love that the guy just sat outside in the car that whole time.
1:34:52Actual Julia Stiles!

Thoughts

There were two things that intrigued us about this film, firstly that Trudie Styler was a producer, and secondly that Kristen Wiig is kinda awesome. We snapped up a rental and set about watching.

It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I’d expected your more traditional rom-com style story, but this was unusual and quirky, with fun dialogue and fascinating characters. It got a bit too weird and times, and bizarrely predictable despite being weird.

verall, it was a feel-good story, though, and I really liked it.

Rating: 4 / 5

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