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Welcome to Me

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A woman with borderline personality disorder (Kristen Wiig) wins the Mega-Millions and--much to the dismay of her parents, therapist, gay ex-husband and local TV station--uses the winnings to fund her lifelong dream of becoming the next Oprah.

  • DirectorShira Piven
  • Runtime: 1 hr 27 min
  • StudioAlchemy
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Welcome to Me

ReelViews
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There's not much plot here and very little in the way of character development. Alice is defined by her disorder and the screenplay isn't interested in delving into her life and relationships.

Toronto Sun
Liz Braun
Toronto Sun

No shortage of talent here. Pity they're all underused.

Globe and Mail
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Welcome to Me is an unsettling comedy, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Newsday
Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Welcome to Me" has its charming, funny and sensitive moments, but it also suffers from its own form of instability.

Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a tricky business playing someone who is mentally ill and perhaps should be confined for observation, especially in a dark comedy. Wiig manages to make Alice funny as hell, endearing, sad and sometimes a little frightening.

Associated Press
Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

There's dark comedy, and then there's take-no-prisoners, dare-you-to-keep-looking dark comedy. Kristen Wiig's "Welcome to Me" falls decidedly in the latter category, making us laugh but feel deeply unsettled about doing so.

Total Film
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Veering suddenly and wildly between sharp comedy and sharper tragedy, Shira Piven's bold indie rests almost entirely on Wiig, who offers up a fearless performance.

The National (UAE)
Chris Newbould
The National (UAE)

Wiig delivers a standout performance that manages to make Alice at once interesting, humorous, irritating and infuriating, but always successfully stops just short of making her an object of ridicule.

Movie Talk
Jason Best
Movie Talk

A funny and touching Kristen Wiig walks an acting tightrope in this dark comedy.

Irish Times
Tara Brady
Irish Times

Wiig's depiction of a woman whose stories are apt to end with the declaration "then I went off my meds" is as disquieting as it is scarily accurate.

Daily Express (UK)
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

Ultimately, you are tempted to conclude that the film is a bit like Alice's chat show: a vanity project.

London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Whatever the state of your mental health, you'll want to follow Alice down the rabbit hole.

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