Emily the Criminal
Showtimes:November 4:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmNovember 5:3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
93% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Emily the Criminal [is] a study of working-class American anxiety. Playing the title character, a young Los Angeles wannabe artist whose catering job is barely helping her climb out of staggering debt, Aubrey Plaza trembles with a tremulous sense what-now exasperation. An offhand suggestion from a co-worker leads Emily to an underground network of small-time credit-card scammers – a world that at first seems filthy with easy, fast, plentiful money. As the character continues to inch herself closer to danger, all the while convincing herself that this is the only way, Plaza offers a performance that hits all the necessary, complicated emotional and empathetic registers. —The Globe and Mail
“It’s becoming obvious that Aubrey Plaza can do no wrong.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“More neorealist films should feel like heist movies. This mixes its social commentary with its genre conventions so well and at its core is the truly stellar performance from its lead.”—AutoStraddle