Or 3.5 stars. I've been a fan of Kristen Wiig since SNL and she has proven to be a credible dramatic actress. However, the story just feels a bit empty at times. But still, it's worth a watch. I like the casting, even if some supporting actors seemed wasted (i.e. Jennifer Jason Leigh).
"Where Is My Mind" has officially been used in all kinds of movies. From the very beginning you can actually see this is going nowhere, still it keeps going and going and sinking and leaving you behind but dragging you down with it, as they try to grab every little thread they can to continue the story. I honestly don't know how I watched it till the end.
Highly digestable. Films like this are like the hoarder who tries to kidnap whats-her-face in the Labyrinth. If someone filled a room full of pizzas and ambient low-fi comedies you'd never see me again. Which is maybe some kind of genius subtext for what this film is about.
There are a few nice things going on in this film. Firstly the impact of the simulacrum of reality TV on individuals without the critical wit to parse the image from the reality. Such a society where programs like Oprah focus on the cult of the individual, and proselytize inner worth above all else can surely only result in mass egomania. This film isn't mean or offensive but by the end it confuses it's own point.
i haven't laughed so hard at a film in a while, its so absurd! (and i usually hate comedies). it does have an underlying darkness, which i like. and its a great portrait of a woman, interesting look at narcissism and mental health. i'm surprised people are offended by it.
I’m glad our pain & suffering is so funny. Totally expected that this would gloss over the fact that this diagnosis is almost always given to abused women. We have the highest suicide rate, live 20 yrs less than everyone else, most of us have been abused by med staff. You stay making our pain a punchline. So tired. Great depiction of how women w/severe disorders are seen as inherently unloveable/worthless though.
I laughed once - at the protein cake gag. That was super funny and perfectly played. A sad story about the exploitation of a mentally ill person by terrible people. So tied up in mid-2000's indie tropes that it uses both "Where is My Mind" and a Moldy Peaches track. Wiig is such a talent whose investment goes to waste. The film seems to have bitten off more trauma than it can chew.