Wish You Were Here (Too Much) (1987)



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Movie Info

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 dresses provocatively, behaves outrageously, and swears like a sailor (her favorite epithet is "Up your bum"). Lynda's mother is dead, and her father has given up trying to do anything with her. She attempts to hold down several jobs, but messes them all up … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: David Leland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 2004
Fries Entertainment



as Lynda Mansell

as Hubert Mansell

as Eric

as Mrs. Parfitt

as Margaret

as Tap Dancing Lady

as Harry Figgis

as Mitch The Dog

as Aunt Millie

as Dr. Holroyd

as Lynda (age 11)

as Margaret (age 7)

as Lynda's Mother

as Joan Figgis

as Lynda's Mother

as Cinema Manager

as Lady with Hurt Knee

as Passenger with Umbre...

as Mental Patient

as Uncle Brian

as Mrs. Hartley

as Shop Van Customer

as Policeman

as Maisie Mathews

as Mitch The Dog
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Critic Reviews for Wish You Were Here (Too Much)

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wish You Were Here (Too Much)

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 girl who keeps getting into trouble or something. Anyway, I want to see it again.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer


"Up ya bum, up ya bum!" I love this film, Emily loyd is brilliant!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Odd movie but avtually really entertaining.

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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