Alice's moods and actions are erratic, which doesn't make for a typically investing character, so kudos to Laurence - and to Wiig - for making her so. Wiig is surrounded by a supremely talented supporting cast, who all make their parts worthwhile, big or small. Admittedly, the film does struggle when it enters the final act and Alice turns her selfish streak around too quickly to be realistic. But the ride up until that point, through numerous crazy episodes of Alice's talk-show and the very real struggles she experiences at the hands of her mental illness (the coldness from her mum and the frequent bouts of panic and hysterical crying) are worth the ticket price alone. Together with the help of director Piven and Wiig, Laurence's script - a true original piece of work - has found its voice and Welcome to Me deserves as much attention as possible, for its funny, frank and a little bit heartbreaking - a package of emotions delivered with skill.
Jamie Neish | @EmptyScreens