My Name Is Emily
My Name Is Emily (2017)

This is a story of madness, sadness and love. On her 16th birthday, Emily escapes from her foster home, and with the help of Arden, the boy who loves her, she sets out to find her father, a visionary writer, locked up in a far-off mental… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical road trip film that has a compelling backstory.

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Scott Tobias
Variety

"My Name is Emily" believes firmly and vigorously in life's hidden joys and our ability to rearrange our thinking to accept it, but its own preciousness proves too steep an obstacle.

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Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes

A sweetly written story about love and the bonds it forms, "My Name is Emily" succeeds in part thanks to a fine cast of young actors

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

My Name Is Emily is in many respects an average and in several respects a kind of clichéd and frayed coming-of-age movie.

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Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

My Name Is Emily gets lighter as it goes along, releasing tension and pretension for a pleasant, routine ride.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Fitzmaurice's...smart script and nuanced direction entitle My Name Is Emily to take its place beside such coming-of-age films as Sixteen Candles and Stand By Me.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Might just charm you into submission.

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Clint Cutchins
Film Inquiry

While Emily's pseudo-intellectual ramblings does detract from the movie's charm and authenticity, it doesn't entirely negate what is otherwise a poignant, stirring story.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A wise, tender, heartfelt and captivating journey that's well worth taking.

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