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Emily the Criminal (2022)

Opens on August 12

Director: John Patton Ford Run Time: 95 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Gina Gershon, Jonathan Avigdori, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Theo Rossi

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

World premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Emily is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef. Seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills, they hatch a plan to take their business to the next level.

“An entertaining and sharp-edged look at the world in which so many millennials find themselves.”

—Alissa Wilkinson for Vox

About the filmmaker: 

John Patton Ford is a writer and director. He returned to the Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut film, Emily the Criminal (2022), after premiering his short thesis film, Patrol (2010), at the festival over a decade ago. Ford earned an MFA from the American Film Institute and has penned scripts for Disney, Universal, and Sony.

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