Personally, I was laughing up a storm when I saw the film on Sunday afternoon. What people need to do is lower their expectations should they see it. It’s the same problem that Adventureland suffered from. People went into Greg Mottola’s sophomore effort expecting it was going to be a raunchfest like SuperBad was but it was far from such.
Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman serve as co-directors for the film. In 2003, they wrote and directed American Splendor, which went on to receive numerous awards and nominations. Most recently, they wrote and directed Cinema Verite, an HBO movie nominated for multiple Emmy awards.
Michelle Morgan wrote the screenplay. She was honored by Variety in 2009 as one of the “Top 10 Screenwriters to Watch.”
Girl Most Likely stars Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, and Bob Balaban. Wiig stars as Imogene Duncan, a failed playwright that is making the transition from being the next big thing to yesterday’s news. With her career failing and her relationship over, she is forced to move back home to New Jersey with her mother (Benning) and younger brother (Christopher Fitzgerald).
Upon moving back home, Wiig finds out her mother has rented her old bedroom to a strange guy (Criss) and has a new boyfriend (Dillon). She learns to accept her family for who they are in order to return to stability.
Regarding the film, this tweet from Scott Feinberg says it all.
GIRL MOST LIKELY ain't BRIDESMAIDS, but if you got a kick out of Kristen Wiig's perf in the latter then you'll enjoy her in the former, too.
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) July 19, 2013