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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Wiig didn't write the script for Girl Most Likely, but surely all those years of making tangy lemonade from the SNL writing staff's lemons must have given her the chops to do more than she manages to do here. What a shame.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 07.21.2013
Somewhere in this overstuffed mix, there's probably a good movie about a woman's journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance.Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 07.18.2013
[Wiig] might want to consider whether she really wants to get stuck unto eternity playing women on the verge.Ella Taylor, NPR, 07.18.2013
Kristen Wiig's comic artistry and its melodramatic tinge are squandered in this frenetic, schematic comedy, which also lays waste to a fertile premise.Richard Brody, New Yorker, 07.29.2013