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Welcome to Me (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

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Shira Piven

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Eliot Laurence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Alice Klieg
Wes Bentley ... Gabe Ruskin
Linda Cardellini ... Gina Selway
Joan Cusack ... Dawn Hurley
Loretta Devine ... Barb Vaughn
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Deb Moseley
Thomas Mann ... Rainer Ybarra
James Marsden ... Rich Ruskin
Tim Robbins ... Dr. Daryl Moffet
Alan Tudyk ... Ted Thurber
Kulap Vilaysack ... Grace Dao
Mitch Silpa ... Derek
Anelia Dyoulgerova Anelia Dyoulgerova ... Magda
Joe Roland Joe Roland ... Technical Director
Joyce Hiller Piven Joyce Hiller Piven ... Miriam Klieg
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Storyline

Alice suffers from borderline personality disorder, but she has what she needs in life. She has an apartment, she has a best friend, and she has tapes of every Oprah Winfrey show. And now, after winning the lottery, she also has 83 million dollars. What she doesn't have is an outlet for the whole world to know who she really is. The TV station cut her off when she tried turning her lottery announcement into a frank discussion of her sexual experiences, but with her money in hand, she's off to LA to convince two struggling TV producer brothers to produce her own TV show. Whatever it costs, she's going to do it. From swan entrances to dog neutering, she is going to introduce the world to Alice. But is the world ready for Alice? Written by Anne Campbell

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Alice is going to be on TV whether you like it or not

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bana Hoş Geldiniz See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitewater, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,920, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$608,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$636,819
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kristen Wiig and Tim Robbins had previously worked together in The Spoils of Babylon (2014). See more »

Goofs

At the first meeting with the executives Alice states she'd like the show to be two hours long, but whenever there's a close-up of the TV guide it's shown as only a one hour program. See more »

Quotes

Alice Klieg: The reckless copulation of our animal kingdom leaves us with a "tis-nammi" of puppies and kitties. Over the next few weeks, I plan to neuter my *own* pets, and any pets any viewers would like to bring by the studio.
Rich Ruskin: [to Dawn in the control room] It's a public service.
Alice Klieg: [now masked with a dog on the table] As you can see, Godzilla is receiving a mixture of oxygen and isoflurane gas. It's really important, as you know, to remove all the hair from the penis and walnuts before we begin. Let's castrate...
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Soundtracks

Good Dreams
Written by David Whiteside & Stuart Lowrey
Performed by P5
Courtesy of Artists First Music
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A realistic comedic look at mental issues
21 May 2015 | by tileboy13See all my reviews

I was expecting a roll-on-the-floor comedy. After all, it's Kristin Wiig, and Will Ferrell as a producer.

It starts off funny enough. A woman obsessed with Oprah Winfrey feels screwed over in her past, but wins the lottery and wants to have her own talk show.

But it turns into an analysis of a "mental issue" and the diagnosis that goes along with that.

I think everyone has issues - but when you give these issues names then you marginalize & categorize people that further push people into little boxes.

By the end, I was moved to tears. This movie is so worth watching. But it's not the SNL-type skit you might be expecting.


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