Kristen Wiig is arguably the funniest human being on the planet, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of making us feel something, too. One of the biggest surprises of Bridesmaids was how sad certain parts of it were, and how deeply we felt for Kristen’s character.
The Saturday Night Live alum brings that same vibe to her new film, Girl Most Likely, which takes her to darker places than usual as a struggling playwright who attempts suicide. But don’t worry! It’s still a (dark) comedy!
The appealing trailer depicts Kristen as she wakes up in the hospital, met by her irresponsible estranged mother (Annette Bening). She is put in her mother’s care and must content with a hunky houseguest (Darren Criss) and her mom’s new boyfriend, improbably named George Bush (Matt Dillon).
From there, it appears to be the usual track of a budding romance, breaking away from negative thinking, living her life and plenty of awkward comedy. Not that we’re complaining.
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Girl Most Likely is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, best known for the acclaimed 2003 indie American Splendor, which earned them an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Kristen will also return to SNL for the May 11 episode as host. Rejoice!
Girl Most Likely opens July 18.
Will you see Girl Most Likely?