Aubrey Plaza delivers the performance of her career in EMILY THE CRIMINAL, an incredibly taut and suspenseful thriller, which receives its UK Premiere at the 66th BFI London Film Festival on 9th October 2022.
The film will then be available to rent and own from 24th October 2022.
Brilliantly executed by first-time writer-director John Patton Ford, and co-produced by Plaza, EMILY THE CRIMINAL is simultaneously a knuckle-clenching thriller and powerful comment on a predicament that plagues many in America today. The cast also includes Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Gina Gershon.
Emily (Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level and are pulled into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles…