By Bryan Hood | Husband and wife directing duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini have had a strange career. Known initially for their documentaries, the filmmakers made an impact with their feature film debut, 2003’s critically acclaimed “American Splendor,” a biopic about underground comics icon Harvey Pekar starring Paul Giamatti. They followed this up with “The Nanny Diaries” and “The Extra Man.” So, not really the most stellar track record since. Their latest film, the dysfunctional family comedy, “Girl Most Likely” (originally titled “Imogene” when it premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival), looks like it could be a return to form for the directors, though. Kristen Wiig plays Imogene, a troubled women who’s put in the care of her less-than-loving mother, played by Annette Bening, after suffering a nervous breakdown. From there “Little Miss Sunshine”-esque hijinks ensue, as Wigg’s character surely makes her way towards recovery in the most toughing and hilarious way possible, with some help from Matt Dillon, Dane Criss, and Christopher Fitzgerald. “Girl Most Likely” opens July 19.
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