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Movie Review: “Girl Most Likely”

“Girl Most Likely” takes Kristen Wiig, the woman most likely to shape the near-future of movie comedies, and puts her in a false and facile misfire.
Oklahoman Modified: July 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm •  Published: July 19, 2013

At the center of “Girl Most Likely” is Wiig trying desperately to wring some truth out of all these contrivances. The “Bridesmaids” star is giving it her all, but as executive producer, Wiig shares in the blame for the shambolic, ineffective comedy surrounding her. It's hard to fathom that “Girl Most Likely” was directed by the team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, whose “American Splendor” told the story of misanthropic cartoonist Harvey Pekar with such style and wit. With “Girl Most Likely,” those qualities are in short supply.

George Lang