A passion project for star Kristen Wiig, Girl Most Likely (formerly titled Imogene) isn’t quite your average comedy - in that it looks like it should be a drama. But because the characters keep doing these wacky things that usually appear in comedies, that’s what it is, I guess. The first theatrical trailer seen above does an amazing job of conveying exactly what the film is about, and identifies all the major characters accordingly. What it doesn’t quite do, however, is make any of them feel particularly entertaining. Well, I’d probably watch Annette Bening’s character for a while, but in a completely different movie.
Girl Most Likely follows Imogene, a failed playwright caught up in a bit of arrested development. A fake suicide attempt to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend lands her back in her hometown, temporarily staying with her youth-oriented mother (Bening), her brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), her mother’s wacky new boyfriend (a href=http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Matt-Dillon-Will-Get-Crazy-With-Kristen-Wiig-And-Annette-Bening-In-Imogene-26118.html>Matt Dillon) and Lee (Darren Criss), the guy currently renting out her room.
The trailer hints at a depressingly dysfunctional family life before Imogene left home, and this new situation doesn’t seem to be hopeful for anyone. Of course, a romantic fling begins between Imogene and Lee, and I’m assuming some zany ass hijinks ensue whenever Matt Dillon’s bizarrely off-kilter character gets screentime. But these expectations don’t exactly equal anticipation. Maybe it was Katey’s disappointment with the film from last year’s Toronto Film Festival, but I’m left in the cold by this “Look at me, I’m an indie movie!” trailer. Hopefully some of you feel more excited than I do.
Girl Most Likely will get a limited theatrical release starting July 19th.