Rid of Me
Rid of Me (2011)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 18, 2011
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This hectoring visual style becomes particularly irritating in combination with his rigid social stereotyping.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Westby's nervy story is like "Desperately Seeking Susan" played straight. Let's hope O'Grady's next film meets this one's potential.

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Shawn Levy

O'Grady is miraculous, but "Rid of Me" is more ordinary stuff.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

O'Grady is very good, but she can't make the hard-to-watch Rid of Me dramatically credible.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.

David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Unconvincing tale of self-empowerment has attitude and anxiety but nothing underneath.

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Sam Adams
Time Out

Think of it as a coming-of-age story ten years too late.

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Alison Willmore

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.

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