What would you do with $86 million? And remember, we’re not your parents, so please don’t say “invest it.” Ain’t nobody got time for that.
In the new film Welcome To Me, Kristen Wiig plays Alice, an unbalanced woman with a borderline personality disorder who strikes it rich by winning the Mega Millions lottery. Obsessed with fame and determined to become the next Oprah, she immediately goes off her meds and spends the better part of her fortune on a talk show about herself, because as they say, “you gotta spend money to make money."Everyone agrees it’s a terrible idea, but then she says she wants to enter her show on a boat that looks like a swan, so who knows, maybe she does know what she’s talking about.
Executive produced by Funny Or Die’s Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and directed by Shira Piven, the film also stars James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini, and Wes Bentley.
Welcome To Me opens in select theaters on May 1st and nationwide May 8th.
While darkly hilarious, Welcome To Me is much more Skeleton Twins than it is Bridesmaids. A funny drama, if you will. A serious comedy, you might say. In other words, it’s TNT meets TBS. Lifetime meets Comedy Central, is a fourth way you could also put it.
In this Funny Or Die exclusive clip, Alice attempts to explain what’s it’s like to be an instant millionaire. Spoiler Alert: You can afford all the shrimp you want, which, coincidentally, is exactly what I would do with the entirety of my $86 million.
Once again, Welcome To Me opens in some places on May 1st and everywhere else on May 8th. Write it down this time, so you don’t forget.