Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind American Splendor, the film stars Wiig as Imogene, a struggling playwright who stages a suicide to win back her rich ex-boyfriend, who recently blindsided her with walking papers.The ruse doesn’t go as planned, and Imogene lands in the hospital and then in the custody of her New Age mother, played by Annette Bening, who brings the 30-something back to their childhood home on the Jersey Shore.
But with so many moviegoers and critics fed up with banal sequels, why the fuss?And when you’re on a show, you’re close and you’re working together, but there’s so much going on at that you’re just trying to manage throughout the day.So to have something that is this intimate kind of movie, and you get to have such nuanced performances, drawing on what we have in life, you can’t help but get closer." data-reactid="25" bring you guys even closer? [They laugh.]Hader: You know sketch comedy is just that, it’s a quick thing.Wiig, who also served as a producer on the film, used her post-Bridesmaids industry clout to green-light this tiny film—a move that confounded many fans, who expected her to use her newly minted A-list status to topline a broad comedy, as Mc Carthy did.But Wiig doesn’t seemy interested in the industry’s perception of her as a business commodity.“It’s so funny,” she says.