The first official trailer for Girl Most Likely (previously titled Imogene) has been released. Kristen Wiig plays Imogene, a once promising playwright who stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother. I saw the film last September at TIFF and while it’s certainly not a game-changer in the genre at all, I thought it was a sweet and funny indie with solid performances by the entire cast. Wiig is as loveable and charming as ever and it’s always nice seeing Dillon show off his comedic chops. Girl Most Likely hits theaters July 19th.
Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage an elaborate fake suicide as an appeal for his sympathy. But her attempt backfires when she’s put into the custody of Zelda, her estranged gambling addict mother (Annette Bening), and must return home with her to the Jersey shore. Desperate to get back to her Manhattan circle of so- called friends, Imogene must finally deal with her family, including her unique brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), Zelda’s new boyfriend The Bousche (Matt Dillon), plus a cute young lodger (Darren Criss),who together help Imogene sort out her place in the world.