Wel­come To Me

Out march 25 / Cert. tbc / 87 mins.

Empire (UK) - - IN CINEMAS - Kp

Di­rec­tor Shira Piven cast Kris­ten Wiig, James Mars­den, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bent­ley

When Alice Klieg (Wiig) — an infomercial and Oprah fa­natic with a bor­der­line per­son­al­ity disor­der — wins $86 mil­lion on the lot­tery, she moves and pays the en­ter­pris­ing owner of a tv stu­dio (Mars­den) over the odds to pro­duce a talk show de­voted to her life. It’s a de­li­cious trainwreck — there are re-en­act­ments of her most painful child­hood mem­o­ries and cook­ing demos in­clud­ing meat­loaf cake with potato frost­ing — and Wiig’s Alice is thought­ful, un­pre­dictable and funny. the prob­lem is, there’s not a great deal of depth to the piece, and the sup­port­ing cast are en­tirely wasted.

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