Welcome To Me
Out march 25 / Cert. tbc / 87 mins.
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.