Welcome to Me

 (474)5.91 h 27 min2015R
When Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Featuring Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini and Joan Cusack.
Directors
Shira Piven
Starring
Kristen WiigWes BentleyLinda Cardellini
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Joan Cusack
Producers
Jessica ElbaumWill FerrellAaron L. GilbertMarina GrasicAdam McKayKristen Wiig
Studio
FilmRise
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.9 out of 5 stars

474 global ratings

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  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
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AnneReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsHauntingly Funny
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This movie made me cry. Then I showed it to my friends who also cried. Welcome To Me is a heart-wrenching and honest depiction of living with a debilitating emotional disorder. I was skeptical at first that Kristen Wiig, one of my favorite comedians, would be able to pull off the leading role of Alice. I will not underestimate her again! The movie keeps the jokes and humor coming, even as Alice's life falls apart, even as she goes through the turmoil and drama that a realistic depiction of BPD demands. At the end of the day, you're really laughing with Alice, not at her. I think that's what makes the movie so compelling - it shows the humanity that struggles to find joy and humor in every situation, even when it's really not appropriate to be laughing. Especially then. Would recommend, but be warned, this movie isn't a light-hearted romp to throw on in a room of people you don't know. It's more of a "let's get wine drunk and cry with my best friends" type of movie.
8 people found this helpful
errin spellingReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsThe film is harrowing and funny
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You don't want to be off your medication, when you win the lottery. Her psychiatrist tries to get her to stay on her medication. She loves to eat constantly ,during her sessions in his house> first yogurt, then bananas , then string cheese.
You would think she would buy new clothes, when she wins, but she does not. She believes there is a diet to cure her mental illness. We did not like the part of the movie, that had to do with spaying your pets. It was disturbing. I had to close my eyes.
3 people found this helpful
NC. movie manReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars
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3.5 Stars I love her work and like the movie but it's one you wished would end but can't stop watching. It is a lady that knows she is mental and needs help. Winning a lot of money she thought she could buy herself better.I'm glad she did but I have yet to understand how it helped the movie by her walking naked +17 through the lobby where she lived.
5 people found this helpful
David E. BaldwinReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2015
2.0 out of 5 starsKristen Gets Her Kit Off
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I'll give the makers of this film props for trying to navigate tricky material which isn't to say they succeeded. I guess they were going for the tragicomic but it's neither humorous or sad enough to work on either level. If one were to recommend the film it would be for Kristen Wiig's daring star turn as Alice, a woman with borderline personality disorder who hits the lottery and self finances her own community access program designed to settle old grudges and castrate puppies. Unfortunately Wiig is unable to overcome the clunky narrative and her work is lost in the morass. Another example of independent filmmaking not equating to particularly good filmmaking.
8 people found this helpful
DeckerReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsWeak
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Kristen Wiig is really good, but the film is just a boring one-note self indulgence. Wacky and at times funny, but so self-centered and ultimately cartoonish that its hard to think these characters are real or even care about them.
Seriously, don't waste your time on this.
2 people found this helpful
MEDReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsLove it. Entertained by horrifying, yet somehow touching, emotional train wrecks? This is for you
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Soooo good.. if you like welcome to the dollhouse, happiness, September, the golden girls, about schmidt, columbo, interiors, Napoleon dynamite, wings of desire, made for tv movies, the monkees, law & order (NOT including past the golden age w lenny) strangers w candy, the peanut butter solution, twin peaks, wild at heart ... you’ll enjoy this.
LCReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsSuper-creative!!
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This movie was a really great watch! Super creative, funny, sensitive, great actors, great cinematography, and somehow, still covering important issues regarding mental illness, therapy, and friendship affected by those with mental illness.
MecheleReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsIf your a MH advocate pass on this one
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Weirdly wacky movie making fun of people who have mental illness. If I had to chose again, I wouldn’t see this due to the joke being on the person who has mental illness. Fairly well acted though.
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