Opening night with no crowded parking lots, no lines, and no sold-out screenings? It’s not magic, it’s hoopla!
On Friday, May 8, the movie “Welcome to Me” opens in theaters nationwide. On that very same day, you can watch the movie from the comfort of your own home.
“Welcome to Me” stars Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids,” “Hateship Loveship”) as Alice Klieg, a lottery winner who spends her jackpot on her own TV talk show. Alice has always wanted to play Oprah, but she lacks Oprah’s talent for choosing topics and attracting guests. The show puts Alice’s own quirks in the spotlight, instead, with results that are both comic and poignant.
Reviewing “Welcome to Me” in the New York Times, critic A.O. Scott writes, “by turns touching, amusing and genuinely disturbing, it defies expectations and easy categorization, forgoing obvious laughs and cheap emotional payoffs in favor of something much odder and more interesting.”
“Welcome to Me” is rated “R,” so wait until the kids have gone to bed. Then just log in to your hoopla account, pull up the movie’s page, and click Borrow. (For more information on getting started with hoopla, visit our help page.) The movie is yours for three days, then returns automatically. Enjoy your own private opening night!