Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on a novel I really enjoyed by Maria Semple. It’s impossible to have loved the novel and not be annoyed by the film.Continue reading “Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette”
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are also probably the kind of person who has already watched the Wonder Woman 1984 trailers several times. Nevertheless, I am putting them here to show my enthusiasm and to keep the record straight.Continue reading “Are you looking forward to Wonder Woman 1984?”
Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the 2012 best seller by Maria Semple. I absolutely loved the book and am wondering how in the world it’s been adapted into a screenplay.Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”
Ghost Town from 2008 is a comedy that slipped past me when it came out. It recently caught my eye on Netflix and I found it good for a lot of laughs. Continue reading “Review: Ghost Town”
Ghostbusters is awesome. Don’t let anybody rain on your Ghostbusters parade. It’s hilarious. The special effects are excellent. The dialog is ridiculous. The actors are wonderful. It’s awesome. Continue reading “Review: Ghostbusters”
Hateship Loveship is an 2014 independent film starring Kristen Wiig as the slightly odd woman Johanna Parry. It’s a tale about love and trust as it unfolds in the life of the strange off-kilter Johanna.
Also featured in the film are Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti, and Nick Nolte. Continue reading “Review: Hateship Loveship”
The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. According to the trivia at IMDB, this duo have appeared together over half a dozen times in other movies and on television, including on Saturday Night Live. In this film they play twins. Their history and chemistry serves them well here. Both give impressive, nuanced performances.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Skeleton Twins”
Welcome to Me stars Kristen Wiig as a mentally ill woman who wins $86M in the lottery and puts herself on a TV show that is all about her. Kristen Wiig is fantastic in this part and proves her talent as a dramatic actress with her portrayal of Alice Klieg.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Welcome to Me”
I think winning $86 million in the lottery would make everyone go a little crazy, but in Welcome to Me, the main character is already crazy. Welcome to Me stars Kristen Wiig as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder. She spends her winnings on buying herself a TV show which is about her and stars her. Oh, yeah, and she goes off her meds.
The cast in this indie production is simply outstanding: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bently, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Tudyk, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Thomas Mann, Loretta Divine and more.
There is also a long list of producers, among them is Will Ferrell. The film boasts a female director: Shira Piven.
When you think about it, what Wiig’s character does in this show is a little like starting a blog where all you want to do is share your opinions on things. Like, say, this blog. (Except I don’t have any money, and Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bently, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Tudyk, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Thomas Mann, and Loretta Divine don’t want to come and play with me.)
The film will get a wide release on May 8, 2015, with limited openings on May 1. It looks good and you don’t have to win the lottery to afford it. Go see it.
Here’s a video from the Sundance Institute in which filmmakers including Jane Fonda, Greta Gerwig, Kristen Wiig, Lesley Headland, Mindy Kaling, Ava DuVernay and others discuss the importance of female voices.
I found it interesting and inspiring.