There Is No Place Like Home – Nichts wie weg aus Ocean City (2012)56K
There Is No Place Like Home – Nichts wie weg aus Ocean City: Directed by Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini. With Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss. A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.
“Being a fan of Kristin Wiig, I was excited for this movie. Then it was barely marketed, quietly released, poorly reviewed, and flopped. I donu0026#39;t understand.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eKristin Wiig plays Imogene, a neurotic and insecure woman unsuccessfully trying to make it as a writer in NYC. The character is very similar to the one she played in Bridesmaids….which is OK with me. I was more than happy to spend more time with this woman.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAfter faking a suicide attempt to get her ex boyfriendu0026#39;s attention, Imogene winds up in the hospital. She is subsequently released to the custody of her mother played by Annette Bening who is simply terrific playing a character who reminded me of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eImogene returning to the tacky and dysfunctional home in New Jersey where she grew up makes for the comedy here. There are many laugh out loud moments. Living in the house is her motheru0026#39;s boyfriend George Boosh! (Matt Dillon) who claims to work for the CIA, her somewhat mentally challenged but sweet younger brother, and a border played by a very appealing Darren Criss whom Imogene develops an interest in.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere may be a bit too much going on in this film. A subplot of Imogene trying to find her biological father doesnu0026#39;t do too much to move the story along. The ending also goes way over the top. But ultimately, Kristin Wiig makes Imogene a flawed yet lovable character who we root for. I left the theater in a great mood.”