In Welcome to Me, Wiig plays a character, Alice, who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. After winning the lottery, Alice spends her winnings on a cable access talk show about herself. Alice’s obsession with fame and overbearing personality leads to her alienating her friends and family.
The movie, which just started production and is scheduled to be released in 2014, also stars James Marsden, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, and Alan Tudyk.
The movie is billed as a dramatic comedy, and it remains to be seen how the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder will be portrayed in the movie. One can hope that the movie more accurately portrays someone living with BPD than previous movies, such as Fatal Attraction or Single White Female, which tend to portray women with BPD as vindictive and murderous.
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