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The Bridesmaids Effect: Imogene

by Melissa Silverstein
November 15, 2011 11:34 AM
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The folks from Coming Soon have posted some first photos from Imogene the new comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening.   Here's the description from imdb:

A playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.

But the description from Coming Soon makes it seem like another bridal comedy with Wiig trying to get her boyfriend to marry her.   Here's their description:

Imogene follows a wannabe New York socialite (Wiig) as she attends a bridal shower and subsequently becomes frustrated that her live-in boyfriend has yet to propose marriage. As a result, Imogene and her friends soon devise a plan in order to manipulate her boyfriend into marrying her. However, she finds that the plan backfires and instead, he announces that he's leaving her. When desperate times call for desperate measures, Imogene decides to fake her own suicide as a ploy for sympathy. Unfortunately, instead of winning her ex back, Imogene's eccentric mother Zelda (Bening) kidnaps her and takes her back to her hometown in this hilarious comedy.

Imogene Bening

We seriously need to get these women away from weddings. Hopefully that's only the set up and there will be lots of action and laughs that have nothing to do with a wedding. 

It is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini the team behind American Splendor and is written by Michelle Morgan

Any movie with Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening gets a vote in my book.

Film will open in 2012.

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  • Development Belle | November 20, 2011 10:17 AMReply

    I may be going out on a limb here but I'm guessing a man wrote that blurb for Coming Soon. Here's the thing, women may be making strides in filmmaking but unless there are significant numbers across the board - and that means all areas, including marketing and advertising - any progress will feel like we're taking one step forward and two steps back.

  • Melissa Silverstein | November 17, 2011 12:45 PMReply

    I am so happy to hear this. I promise to never write about it with the word wedding included again.

  • heckya | November 15, 2011 9:10 PMReply

    I read the shooting draft of this script and I can assure everyone that this movie has NOTHING to do with weddings, bridal showers or anything like that. This film centers around Imogene (kristen wiig), a woman who hasn't made peace with her childhood and then is involuntarily reunited with her estranged family. Maybe these idiots could read a script or doublecheck their facts before reporting this crap. this movie is going to be AWESOMEEEE

  • Howard | November 15, 2011 2:37 PMReply

    I'm sure the marriage thing has so little to do with the actual story. It's probably a mother/daughter relationship comedy which would be great. Too bad they don't think they can sell it that way.

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