Girl Most Likely

Synopsis: Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening and Christopher Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Darren Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed (Matt Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she's ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


There's no place like home.

There's no place like home.

There's no place like home.

I'm sorry, I just...

This isn't working for me.

What is it now, Imogene?


I don't know about you, Ms. Rossi,

but there's not a chance in

hell that I'd go back

to some crap-farm in Kansas.

After seeing all that Oz has to offer.

I mean, it makes zero sense.

- You guys are with me on this, right?

- Mmm-mmm.

That is the way this story ends.

It's a classic!

It's also a little

provincial, if you ask me.

I didn't.

Can I at least

suggest a more appropriate line?

No! You will do the lines as written

or I am giving the lead to Stacy!

There's no place like home.

Home is really fabulous!

Home is where the heart is!

Blah... Blah... Blah.

Joe, I need a taxi.

No problem.

- This is Peter. Leave a message.

Hi, it's me again.

You never came home,

so I assume we're meeting there?

Uh, I hope you're okay.

Call me.

This is Peter. Leave a message.

Hey, it's me.

If you get there first,

would you wait outside?

I'd really like to walk in together.

Oh, by the way, I just passed the place

where you held my hand

for the first time.

Call me, please.

Call me.


This is Peter. Leave a message.

Okay, I just got here,

and I'm walking in. Are you here?

I'm here.

I'm putting my phone on vibrate.

So just text me so I can find you.

I'm here. Bye.

- Hi. Imogene Duncan.

- Mmm-hmm.

Two years ago, a young man from Newark

broke into the Whitney Museum

by smashing a window with a brick.

He wanted to look at the pictures.

The crime committed that night had

nothing to do with breaking windows,

or living in New Jersey.

It had to do with denying a child.

Hey, where were you?

I was stuck on a call.

And that's why the Where The

Art ls Foundation was created,

so that no child

ever has to break a window again.

You know, the idea just

sort of came to me,

when James and I were on our honeymoon.

And I realized that

I want to be more than just a wife,

and an author, and an interior designer.

I know, I've been

thinking the same thing.

You know, it's been weighing on me.

But are you even married?

Oh. Mostly. Basically.

We live together, and

we've talked about it.

Peter's family is Dutch.

Yeah, and they're a very

progressive people.

You know, they believe in a spiritual

union, where your souls are bound.

That's what he said to me,

which is very romantic.

It's like how gay people

used to get married.

Oh, Austen and I are

starting a charity for that.

For gay people?

His younger sister is a lesbian,

and we just really

wanted to get involved.

- Wonderful!

- Wow!

I didn't realize she was a lesbian.

I knew she was a lesbian.

I mean, I went to Spence.

Oh, I heard Andover had

a lot of them, too.

Yeah, I know.

Isn't that where you

went to school, Imogene?

Andover? No, that was Peter.

So, where did you...

She's from New Jersey.


I love that sculpture

of Abe Lincoln.

That is phenomenal...

He's got a little smirk.

What's he thinking?

I'm stuffed.

They really went all out tonight.

it was so fun.

You know, tonight really made me

contemplate how lucky we are.

And all the beauty

that we just take for granted.

You know, all the museums, the park.

The 100-year-old buildings.

- The trees...

- Imogene,

I should move out.


I've already started

looking at apartments.

- What are you talking about?

- Look,

I can help you with rent

for a couple months

until you figure out what to do.

You're serious? Peter!

You said our souls were bound.

You said that.

I told people that you said that!

This isn't about souls, all right?

This is about

whether two people really go together.


Libby wants to see you in her office.

Right away.

Is that your family?

Oh! Yeah. That's the gang.

- The Vineyard?

- Every summer since I was born.

What about your family?

Um... I grew up in the Atlantic

City area, near the beach, so...

Then every day was like summer, right?

No, every day was not like summer.

Every day was like being impaled

with a blunt, wooden object,

over and over again.

Anyway, I called you in here

because I had a chance

to read over your blurbs.

And, um, yeah, see,

I can't turn these in to Dan.

- Why not?

- Well...

First off, because you

called Dames At Sea,

"An insignificant, if not irritating,

"amalgam of lackluster

performances and sitcom one-liners."

Have you seen it?

Because that's putting it very nicely.

It won the Tony.

And, you know, frankly, we don't care

whether you think it's good or bad.

You're not a reviewer.

No, see, your job is just to describe

the play in five sentences or less

and make it sound interesting.

Perhaps you weren't aware

that I won the Hollingsworth

fellowship for playwriting

or that New York Magazine put me

on their list of playwrights to watch?

I was not aware. Thank you for

bringing that to my attention.

You're welcome.


Well, we certainly

don't want to stand in

the way of your burgeoning

writing career.

So, uh...


What does "yeah" mean?


You can go.

This is Peter.

I know I'm not

supposed to call you during work hours,

but I lost my job at the magazine.

And I'm just...

I'm having a really

tough time right now.

And I know it's not your problem, but...

I was just thinking maybe

you could come over

and just lay with me for a little bit?

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