‘Welcome to Me’: Indie Comedy About Dissociative Identity Disorder & Multiple Personalities

20 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

It appears that, between shots on Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Kristen Wiig has been talking to co-star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay about future projects. The actress is now lined up to star in an indie comedy called Welcome To Me that Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez company will produce.

..Shira Piven – who happens to be married to Adam McKay – will direct the film, working from a script by Eliot Laurence.

Welcome To Me will focus on a woman with dissociative identity disorder (also sometimes called multiple personality disorder) who wins a huge haul on the lottery and decides that the best use of her newfound wealth is a cable access talk show about her life.

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  1. One thing i did find interesting about Tara was the 3rd season went darker and actually showed how someone COULD be dangerous if they were dissociating into other people, and it did turn it around to her being that way because of a step brother doing something to her. It got canceled then for some reason.

    I cant see with the cast in this movie though that it will be serious at all, its got will ferrel in it i hear, my guess its gonna be rather close to a female version of Me myself and Irene

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  03/28/2013

      Ah, Jessica interesting – I stopped watching Tara so didn’t know the step-brother was the perp – still it isn’t a blood relative like a brother and usually the father so Tara still remained fiction.

      It will be interesting to see how long this series lasts.

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  2. And notable that a ‘victim’;

    ‘who wins a huge haul on the lottery and decides that the best use of her newfound wealth is a cable access talk show about her life.’

    wouldn’t spend any money on say alleviating hunger or even supporting a children’s charity. But rather spends her haul on…talking about herself.

    After all for DID ‘survivors’ what is more important than me! me! me!

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  03/28/2013

      That is most important – as far as I can see.

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  3. Huge potential for comedy.

    Laugh at the all-singing dancing troupe of satanists who occasionally appear to kidnap members of the cast for weekends of sacrificial abuse.

    Titter as our heroine searches the shops for a mobile phone without a camera (to avoid questions as to who these satanists are).

    Roll up in tears as her health insurance rep writes out yet another cheque for $ k’s to the psychotherapist.

    Cry with mirth as she accuses her brother of raping her repeatedly throughout her teens -though he was only 3 at the time of the first alleged instance.

    Laugh hysterically as she recounts her years spent being a CIA-trained assassin under mind-control.

    The possibilities are endless!

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  03/26/2013

      If this goes like Tara did, the abuse will not have come from family. Tara’s came from an overnight camp or some such setting – thus skirting the platform for developing DID.

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  4. Missy

     /  03/23/2013

    For some comic relief to the above mentioned crap, check out the “changnesia” episode on The Community.

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  5. What a potential gold mine for a script writer. But how are they going to spin it, I wonder?

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