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Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence and with an unpredictable live-wire lead performance by Kristen Wiig, the film has its world premiere Friday as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. “I don’t like to call it a comedy,” explained Piven in a recent interview in Los Angeles. “It’s not a comedy-comedy.” The film captures the offbeat time warp of the present-day desert cities around Palm Springs, as the movie is set, and was...

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