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WELCOME TO ME 1

“Welcome to Me” is a story about mental illness, though it’s difficult to tell if writer Eliot Laurence is celebrating or sympathizing with his main character’s gradual emotional breakdown. It’s a film of details and obsessions, with star Kristen Wiig delivering customarily strong work in the lead role, finding all the little behavioral beats required to find humanity in the supposed hilarity. Wildly uneven, “Welcome to Me” comes off as a cry for help, yet the production tends to process instability as quirk, attempting to find the bright side of psychological decay. It leaves the picture uncomfortable to watch, and this is perhaps the exact response director Shira Piven is looking for. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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