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PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 July 2013 (Netherlands)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

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Michelle Morgan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Imogene Duncan
Annette Bening ... Zelda Duncan
Matt Dillon ... George Bousche
Darren Criss ... Lee
Christopher Fitzgerald ... Ralph Duncan
June Diane Raphael ... Dara
Natasha Lyonne ... Allyson
Bob Balaban ... Maxwell P. Duncan
Sydney Lucas ... Little Imogene
Ilana Levine ... Teacher
Jimmy Palumbo ... Doorman Joe
Michelle Morgan ... Georgina
Mickey Sumner ... Hannah
Elizabeth Inghram ... Sloane
Brian Petsos ... Peter Van Woodsen
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Storyline

Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening and Christopher Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Darren Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed (Matt Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she's ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them. Written by Roadside Attractions

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She wanted the perfect family, she got her own instead. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | French | Romanian | Dutch | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Imogene See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,447, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$1,378,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,085,617
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Includes three Tony Award nominees: Christopher Fitzgerald, Sydney Lucas, and Andrea Martin. See more »

Goofs

Ocean City lies at sea level, so no buildings can have basements, unlike Imogene's home. See more »

Quotes

Imogene: Okay, were Brittany Spears and Christina Aguilera the same person?
Lee: Yeah, they totally were.
Imogene: [rejoices] I knew it.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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My Baby Left Me
Written by Rox (as Roxanne Tataei) and Adam Midgley
Performed by Rox
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Funny and Quirky Film That Deserves Attention
25 August 2013 | by filmguyCISee all my reviews

Being a fan of Kristin Wiig, I was excited for this movie. Then it was barely marketed, quietly released, poorly reviewed, and flopped. I don't understand.

Kristin Wiig plays Imogene, a neurotic and insecure woman unsuccessfully trying to make it as a writer in NYC. The character is very similar to the one she played in Bridesmaids....which is OK with me. I was more than happy to spend more time with this woman.

After faking a suicide attempt to get her ex boyfriend's attention, Imogene winds up in the hospital. She is subsequently released to the custody of her mother played by Annette Bening who is simply terrific playing a character who reminded me of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Imogene returning to the tacky and dysfunctional home in New Jersey where she grew up makes for the comedy here. There are many laugh out loud moments. Living in the house is her mother's boyfriend George Boosh! (Matt Dillon) who claims to work for the CIA, her somewhat mentally challenged but sweet younger brother, and a border played by a very appealing Darren Criss whom Imogene develops an interest in.

There may be a bit too much going on in this film. A subplot of Imogene trying to find her biological father doesn't do too much to move the story along. The ending also goes way over the top. But ultimately, Kristin Wiig makes Imogene a flawed yet lovable character who we root for. I left the theater in a great mood.


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