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Girl Most Likely Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    37

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Schager

    Girl Most Likely strands Kristen Wiig in a dreadful, disingenuous city-vs.-suburbs comedy that mercilessly mocks New Jersey before turning around and celebrating its provincial trashiness over the hoity-toity snootiness of Manhattan.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A failure from start to finish.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    A forgettable movie with a forgettable title about forgettable characters I’d just as soon as forget.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Girl Most Likely goes a little bit wrong in nearly every scene, its stridently quirky characters never quite making sense together in the same universe, let alone the same movie.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 13 & under

Tepid dramedy mixes a few laughs with some heavy topics.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Girl Most Likely is a dramedy that's heavier on the comedy than the drama, though the plotlines are pretty heavy and include an attempted suicide (faked), a nervous breakdown, parental abandonment, and the like. Expect some colorful language (mostly "s--t" and "hell"), heavy drinking and drunkenness, and some scenes showing couples making out heavily, as well as plenty of innuendo. There's also some gun violence; it's mostly played for laughs, but shots are fired.

  • Families can talk about the blend of comedy and drama in Girl Most Likely. Why isn't this a straight-up comedy? What defines "dramedy"? Does the combo of light and heavy tone work in this movie?

  • What's the possible downside of making light of serious issues like suicide and heavy drinking? Do you feel like watching these elements on the screen influences any decisions you might make?

  • Do the characters feel realistic/believable? What about the situations they find themselves in?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Labels and riches don't make a person; it's your character that counts. Also, families are often a dysfunctional lot, but dysfunction doesn't mean that relatives can't find a way to connect with each other.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Imogene is pretty self-centered and snobbish. Her friends are phonies. Her mother is neglectful. But her brother is sweet and kind, as is Lee, who's happy to enjoy being where he is, whether it's perceived as successful or not.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: A man points a gun at a group of people, taking a woman hostage. It's played a little for laughs, but shots are fired, and the character is menacing (even if kooky). A woman fakes her suicide and is taken to a hospital, where she's forcibly restrained after trying to fight off hospital attendants.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some kissing and making out in bed. No outright nudity, though characters are glimpsed in their underwear or under a sheet with shoulders bared. A conversation between two women references spanking during sex. Sexual innuendoes fly. Grinding on the dance floor.

  • language false3

    Language: "Hell" and "s--t" are used occasionally.

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Lots of product name-dropping, especially to show how certain characters are wealthy and privileged: iPhone, Porsche, NPR, PBS, Pellegrino, Yale, Jack Daniels.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A woman gets wasted during a night of heavy drinking that includes shots (and body shots) and Long Island iced teas.

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