Welcome to Me

2015 R 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD

Welcome to Me

2015 R 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD
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When mentally unstable Alice Klieg hits the lottery, she uses her winnings to produce and star in an off-the-wall talk show. Ignoring her illness and skipping her medication, she uses the spotlight to work through her deep-rooted pain.
Cast
Thomas Mann, Joan Cusack, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Tim Robbins, Loretta Devine, Wes Bentley, Alan Tudyk, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director
Shira Piven
Format
Blu-ray DVD
CC
No
CC
No
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although Welcome to Me stars Kristen Wiig and has funny scenes/moments, it deals with serious subjects and is ultimately a somewhat disturbing dramedy about what untreated mental illness really looks like. In one scene, a woman parades stark naked (breasts, pubic area visible) through a Las Vegas casino. Other scenes show her having sex and administering oral sex (no sensitive body parts on view, though it's clear what she's doing). There's also plenty of swearing, including "f--k" and "c--t," some angry outbursts and fights, and scenes in which adult characters drink and smoke weed.

Sexual Content

A woman and a man have sex; no sensitive body parts are shown. A woman appears to be giving a man oral sex (no private parts shown). A woman strips naked and walks through a casino, fully naked (pubic hair and breasts shown).

Violence

In fits of rage and frustration, Alice throws things, screams at people, and breaks things. Two brothers get into a fist fight and go after each other, physically and verbally.

Language

Frequent use of everything from "damn" and "s--t" to "f--k" and "c--t."

Social Behavior

Just because someone is suffering from mental illness doesn't mean they don't have hopes and dreams that can and should be addressed. That said, many of the laughs come at the expense of someone whose illness is left untreated and runs amok.

Consumerism

Products/brands mentioned or seen include Apple, O Magazine, Abilify, Dodge, Sony, Toyota, and more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults are seen drinking and smoking pot. Prescription medicine (and Alice's refusal to take it) plays a role.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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