Emily The Criminal

Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated: R 93 min
Thursday, September 8
Friday, September 9

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) 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 (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.

Emily the Criminal plays less like a lecture on the evils of capitalism than a darkly demented workplace drama, a cry of outrage from those forced to choose between legal enslavement and illegally obtained freedom.  ” — Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
“…Thoroughly gripping as a portrait of a woman always operating in survival mode.” — Justin Chang , NPR
directed by
John Patton Ford
written by
John Patton Ford
Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Bernardo Badillo
United States