• Unrated, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    James Westby
    In Theaters:
    Nov 18, 2011 Limited
  • Independent Pictures


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Rid of Me Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

November 13, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Westby's nervy story is like "Desperately Seeking Susan" played straight. Let's hope O'Grady's next film meets this one's potential.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Cole Smithey

"Rid of Me" is a dud.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

November 16, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Rid of Me is a bad movie, but at least it's a flailing, innocent badness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 15, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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O'Grady is very good, but she can't make the hard-to-watch Rid of Me dramatically credible.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2011
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Unconvincing tale of self-empowerment has attitude and anxiety but nothing underneath.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 18, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This hectoring visual style becomes particularly irritating in combination with his rigid social stereotyping.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 1, 2011
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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Think of it as a coming-of-age story ten years too late.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2011
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.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 7.5/10

November 17, 2011
Kent Turner

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.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 1, 2011
John Anderson
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Bracingly original, alarming and droll, the righteously ribald Rid of Me should prove a breakthrough for helmer James Westby and his producer and leading lady, Katie O'Grady.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 25, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2011
Shawn Levy

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

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

December 15, 2011
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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 21, 2011
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