WEL­COME TO ME

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Shira Piven. Star­ring Kris­ten Wiig, James Mars­den, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bent­ley, Jennifer Ja­son Leigh, Alan Tudyk, Tim Rob­bins, Joan Cusack, Thomas Mann Alice (Wiig), a sin­gle woman with Borderline Per­son­al­ity Dis­or­der, is liv­ing on dis­abil­ity ben­e­fits and lip­synch­ing along to self-im­prov­ing in­fomer­cials and episodes of Oprah when she wins the Cal­i­for­nia Stack Sweep­stakes lottery jack­pot of $86 mil­lion. Soon enough Alice is writ­ing $15 mil­lion cheques to fund 100 live-broad­casts of a van­ity TV project ti­tled Wel­come to Me. A very amus­ing, very un­com­fort­able satire whose grasp slightly ex­ceeds its reach. Watch be­tween fin­gers. Club, lim re­lease, 87 min

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