Wish You Were Here (Too Much)
Wish You Were Here (Too Much) (1987)

The British Wish You Were Here served as the auspicious film debut for 16-year-old Emily Lloyd. The scene is a British seaside community of the 1950s, where the local adults are shocked and embarrassed by the libertine Lynda (Lloyd), who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Wish You Were Here is the story of Lynda's messy coming of age. It's a movie to cherish -- bouyant, affecting, one of a kind.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

Wish You Were Here may always be thought of as the movie that first gave us Emily Lloyd. Or as David Leland's first directing achievement.

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TV Guide

Although first-time director David Leland has a gold mine in Lloyd, he clutters the film with grotesque characters who give this small British town a surrealistic circus quality.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

As Lynda, the belligerent, exhibitionist daughter of a strait-laced British shopkeeper, Lloyd is electrifying. She's a foul-mouthed Hayley Mills.

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Variety Staff

What makes it interesting is the character of the heroine; her refreshing rudeness disconcerts those around her.

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Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

Leland has not, as I say, made up his mind as to which kind of film he is making, and so the mood of Wish You Were Here bounces uncomfortably back and forth between playful sass and grim decline-and-fall melodrama.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Just as Lynda's language is an affront to her neighbors, so is Leland's film an enthusiastic assault on the excessive gentility of so much British filmmaking.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The trouble is that Lloyd's loud, brattish performance makes Linda less a socially purgative Free Spirit than a pain in the neck.

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Empire Magazine

Idyllic despite its inherent naughtiness, Wish You Were Here is a raunchy postcard from an age that exists largely now for filmakers to make of it what they want.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I saw this one a long time ago, and I can't remember much about it except that it was one of those nostalgic but sexy kinds of movies about a high school… More
Barry Lappin
Odd movie but avtually really entertaining.