Welcome to Me (a movie review)

If you like reality shows, you will find this as another extension of the concept. This movie is about a woman who decides to get off her medication that treats her borderline personality disorder. She wins an $86 million lottery jackpot and purchases time in a flagging infomercial T.V. station so she can air her own show featuring anything and everything about her life and troubles. This is not really a laugh-out-loud comedy; it is more of a portrayal of a mentally unstable person who makes decisions that produce (un)intentional, comic results. Kristen Wiig plays the troubled woman’s role, supported by Joan Cusack, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Wes Bentley.

I watched the movie because of the cast ensemble, but primarily because of Kristen Wiig, who is funny and daring in many of her films. I’ve listed and ranked below the movies she’s starred in and I’ve viewed, with one being the best. I didn’t include many of the movies in which she played a bit role.

1. Bridesmaids
2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
3. Friends with Kids
4. The Skeleton Twins
5. Girl Most Likely
6. Welcome to Me

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