- Cast: Kristen Wiig, Darren Criss, Matt Dillon, Annette Bening, Natasha Lyonne, June Diane Raphael, Nathan Corddry, Michelle Hurd, Mickey Sumner, Peter Austin Noto, Ronald Guttman, Brian Petsos, Jonny Orsini, Murray Bartlett, Nicole Patrick, Reed Birney, Cheryl Cosenza, Michelle Morgan, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ilana Levine, Jimmy Palumbo, Gil O'Brien, Julia Macchio, Katie Webber, Lourdes Torres, Mike Keller
- Directors: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
- Writer: Michelle Morgan
- Producers: Mark Amin, Alix Madigan, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler
- Co Producers: Luca Borghese, Hardy Justice, Cynthia Coury
- Associate Producer: Arnaud Achour
- Executive Producers: Miranda Bailey, Nadine DeBarros, Dan Frishwasser, Marra B. Gad, Steve Golin, Pamela Hirsch, Matthew Leutwyler, Michelle Morgan, Dylan K. Narang, Anne O'Shea, Kristen Wiig
- Casting: Ann Goulder
- Costume Design: Tom Broecker
- D.O.P.: Steve Yedlin
- Editor: Robert Pulcini
- Makeup: Sheri Kornhaber
- Music: Rob Simonsen
- Production Design: Annie Spitz
- Set Decoration: Shannon Finnerty
Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage an elaborate fake suicide as an appeal for his sympathy. But her attempt backfires when she's put into the custody of Zelda, her estranged gambling addict mother (Annette Bening), and must return home with her to the Jersey shore. Desperate to get back to her Manhattan circle of so- called friends, Imogene must finally deal with her family, including her unique brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), Zelda's new boyfriend The Bousche (Matt Dillon), plus a cute young lodger (Darren Criss),who together help Imogene sort out her place in the world.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA
- MPAA Warning: Sexual content and language
- Production Companies: Maven Pictures, Anonymous Content, Ambush Entertainment, Foggy Bottom Pictures, 10th Hole Productions
- Production Schedule: 8 August 2011 - October 2011
2013 Guide Analysis: "Many of us suspected it would only be a matter of time before former SNL star Kristen Wiig broke out and made it big - in 2011 she did just that with the success of "Bridesmaids". Now she's been able to translate that success into making this passion project which she's been keen to do for some time. She's also managed to convince Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, who helmed HBO's "Cinema Verite," to come onboard and direct it.
Previously titled "Imogene," Wiig plays a modestly successful New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately this leads to her being put into the custody of her estranged and gambling-addicted mother (Benning) to try and shake some sense back into her. Thrown into the mix is her outright odd brother (Chris Fitzgerald), a hunky tenant (Darren Criss), and her mom’s new boyfriend who claims to be a CIA agent (Matt Dillon).
Reviews out of Toronto were mixed with a lot of praise for the performances, especially Wiig giving a low-key and subtle take, that overcome the deficiencies of Michelle Morgan's script. Described as sitcom-esque and contrived, with jokes revolving around the differences between New Jersey and New York residents, reactions varied considerably depending upon how the reviewers felt about the actors. All had issues with the story and dramatic turn of the third act, the degree to which they complained though varied considerably."