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Girl Most Likely (2012)

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.


Michelle Morgan





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


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,477, 21 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,378,426, 6 September 2013
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Writer Michelle Morgan titled the screenplay "Imogene", the name of the lead character played by Kristen Wiig. It is a name she says she's loved since Imogene Coca, who she saw in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). See more »


There is a sign for "US 1" to New York. US 1 is nowhere near Atlantic City/Ocean City. The Garden State Parkway is the main route to NYC. See more »


Imogene: I'm going to go lay down for two minutes, excuse me.
[Leaves table]
Virginia: It's so sad - how long has she had her drinking problem?
Ralph: Like, two days.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Written by Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg) and Denniz Pop (as Krister Volle)
Performed by Darren Criss and Tribute Beat
Courtesy of Pattaya America, Inc.
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This film shouldn't be as bad as it is
23 July 2015 | by aaronadotySee all my reviews

It is hard to put a finger on why this film does not work. I'm an enormous fan of Kristen Wiig and happy to watch her in most anything. I also love genre romantic and family relationship comedy. Beyond my personal positive biases, this film has a lot going for it, including the directorial team responsible for the delightful "American Splendor", the great Annette Bening, and reliable performers like Matt Dillon and Bob Balaban. There were little flashes of pleasure, mostly intertextual in nature - like seeing Blaine from "Glee" (Darren Criss) in a boy band tribute performance, and Nicky from "OITNB" (Natasha Lyonne) as a glitter artist / cupcake stall proprietor - but, overall, the film felt flat and hollow. It was not possible to develop any feeling of warmth or sympathy for the main players. And, without an emotional core, a lightweight relationship comedy like "Girl Most Likely" is an empty  shell, and a little sad: like an abandoned hermit crab's home.

Unlike "Bridesmaids" or even her supporting role in "Adventureland", Wiig and the rest of the ensemble never really click, and the result is just kind of disappointing.

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