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Kristen Wiig's career has recently taken a turn for the dramatic. The star of the comically brilliant Bridesmaids has recently put her drowsy airplane voice to rest in order to take on darker projects such as Skeleton Twins and Nasty Baby. Poking fun at the incredibly theatrical independent films that generate lots of film festival buzz and the occasional Oscar hype right about now, Kristen created a tear-filled flick of her own. Just last night, Jimmy Kimmel premiered the trailer for Wiig's most dramatic, most independent film yet: Crying in a Sweater.
The movie, which was already well-reviewed by "Salon" and "Rolling Stone," features Kristen crying in various locations in her home, wearing different knits, each one more cozy-looking than the next. No surface is immune from Wiig's sobs, as she cries next to candlesticks on her dining room table, bunched up on her hallway floor, and fully dressed in her bath tub. There is, of course, the traditional couch-facing-the-TV crying venue, one made popular by every romcom in existence. Few sweater cuts have been left dry either, as Wiig becomes repeatedly saddened in turtlenecks, Christmas sweaters, and more. It’s an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, which automatically makes it a must-see, right?