Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2012)

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2012
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Much like the image of Wright presented by the movie itself, "Wish Me Away" is graceful, sincere and heartfelt.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The unshakable support of her religious sister, the raw and heartfelt stories of her childhood: These are the moments most likely to provide the inspiration she hopes to share.

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Clay Cane
BET.com

'Wish Me Away' is not just another doc on coming out; it's a unique story from a brave woman whose truth was more important than fame and glamour.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The inspiring story of Chely Wright, the first major country singer to come out as gay.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

While it's fascinating to observe the workings of the mammoth apparatus grafted onto an intensely personal decision, the movie's heart is the moments that take place in private.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Worthy if at times heavy-handed doc about the first country-music star to publicly say, "I'm gay."

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

By the end you may not be a fan of her music, but it's hard not to root for her rebirth.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

What it lacks in artfulness, Wish Me Away makes up for in emotive force.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Ultimately too concerned with courting the singer's fans to deliver anything more than a theatrical release of a very special episode of VH1's Behind the Music.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Chely Wright is the first American country music star to come out as gay. I'm not a fan of country music, and I had never heard of Chely Wright until I saw… More
Ina S
Lovely, inspiring, tear-jerking documentary about Wright's well-planned coming out, showing her extreme fear and vulnerability and courage. A great film… More