Primetime Polish Up: Episode 101 – Kristen Wiig

My Sundays are pretty routine.  I do my laundry, grocery shop, and pick out my outfits for the work week. Since I usually reserve Sundays for myself, this is when I catch up on my favorite shows or watch a movie and give myself a manicure.  The Primetime Polish Up is my weekly post showing off my nail polish color of the week and a review of what I binged watched.  I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!  Comment here or tweet to me @gingercouture1 or @JoyAttardo.

 

Sally Hansen Sugar Plum

Sally Hansen Sugar Plum

Happy First week of school! This week I went with [Sally Hansen] Sugar Plum.  I wanted a bright friendly color to welcome everyone back to campus. The temperatures are still in the 80s and 90s this week but fall is around the corner.  As we coast into September I want to start breaking out my darker polish colors and Sugar Plum is a good transition color to kick off the new school year.

 

This weekend was absolutely beautiful, 70-80s, low humidity.  Unfortunately, I spent the weekend in bed with strep throat.  Since I was forced to cancel my beach plans and wasn’t in any shape for doing much, I opted for a Netflix Kristen Wiig movie marathon.  Over the past two days I watched Girl Most Likely, The Skeleton Twins, and Welcome to Me.

I absolutely loved all three movies.  When I think of Wiig I immediately think of Bridesmaids. I started my marathon expecting similar comedic performances.  However, these three dramedies took me on an emotional rollercoaster.

Wiig plays Imogen in Girl Most Likely. Since Imogen’s hoity toity friends lack the supportive skills necessary to get a gal through a breakup, Imogen moves back home with her mother, her mother’s boyfriend, and her quirky brother.  Amidst her own relationship and career issues, Imogen and her brother are forced to deal with some very dusty skeletons they discover in their mother’s closet.

In The Skeleton Twins, Wiig and Bill Hader co-star as twins Maggie and Milo.  Tragedy reunites the estranged sister and brother.  Their sibling dynamic becomes the glue that holds them both together while they face their own past and present affairs.

Wiig’s character Alice is living with borderline personality disorder in Welcome to Me.  After winning the lottery, Alice invests her money in her own talk show because has something to say and she wants everybody to hear it.  Alice’s winnings bought her a captive audience and the control she has craved but realizes that money doesn’t change the past.       

All three movies had elements of self acceptance, family dynamics, and overcoming personal challenges.  Wiig’s performances were entertaining and had me laughing out loud. Yet, she maintained the necessary level of respect concerning the larger issues that unfolded throughout the plots.

Talk soon,

Joy

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