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Welcome to Me

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Irreverent but somewhat disturbing take on mental illness.

Movie R 2015 88 minutes
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WELCOME TO ME is irreverent, funny, and moving, and Wiig carries off a complicated role with aplomb and confidence. But you'll pay for all of that with a sense of discomfort that will lodge itself into your conscience midway through the film and clamor for recognition by the end. There's no denying the film's unusual plot and refreshing script, but it's hard to shake the fact that the laughs sometimes come at the expense of a very ill character, one who's given free reign to destroy and yet gets an ending that glosses over the consequences of her actions and attempts to wrap it all up in a neat bow. Alice Klieg deserves a more nuanced, complex resolution to her story.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 1, 2015
  • On DVD or streaming: June 16, 2015
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig , Tim Robbins , James Marsden , Wes Bentley
  • Director: Shira Piven
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Alchemy
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content, some graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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