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From writer/director James Westby comes Rid of Me, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends. With a breakthrough lead performance by Katie O'Grady, and an ensemble that includes Art Alexakis (of Everclear) and Theresa Russell, Rid of Me follows Meris' rejection from the cool crowd down a path towards truth and salvation which includes a job at a local candy shop, a group of punk friends, community gardening and a newfound love for Cambodian rock music. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This hectoring visual style becomes particularly irritating in combination with his rigid social stereotyping."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Westby's nervy story is like "Desperately Seeking Susan" played straight. Let's hope O'Grady's next film meets this one's potential."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"O'Grady is miraculous, but "Rid of Me" is more ordinary stuff."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
""Rid of Me" is a dud."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"O'Grady is very good, but she can't make the hard-to-watch Rid of Me dramatically credible."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The beginning may have you wanting to bolt, but stick around, like its heroine does, and you'll be surprised by and drawn into this director's sick but quite relatable vision."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"At once hopelessly amateurish and given to desperate assertions of auterist "virtuosity", the film seems as lost as its perpetually confused and gratingly childlike protagonist."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Unconvincing tale of self-empowerment has attitude and anxiety but nothing underneath."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Think of it as a coming-of-age story ten years too late."
‑ Sam Adams, Time Out New York
"It's a bittersweet ode to downward mobility and letting go that's a throwback to a time when slackerdom was more of a lifestyle choice than something forced upon you by grim economic realities."
‑ Alison Willmore, Movieline
"Director James Westby breathes life in the suburban satire (hipsters don't come off that well either) and also brings a caffeinated jolt to micro-budget Northwestern filmmaking."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
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