My Name Is Emily (2017)


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This is a story of madness, sadness and love. On her 16th birthday, Emily escapes from her foster home, and with the help of Arden, the boy who loves her, she sets out to find her father, a visionary writer, locked up in a far-off mental institution.

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Deirdre Mullins
as Emily's mother
Declan Conlon
as Arden's father
Barry McGovern
as Dr. Golding
Martin McCann
as Swimming Teacher
Sarah Minto
as Young Emily
Ali White
as Arden's Mother
Cathy Belton
as Teacher
Michael Hough
as Bearded Teacher
Donall O'Healai
as Young Policeman
John Travers
as Squarehead
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical road trip film that has a compelling backstory.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

My Name Is Emily is in many respects an average and in several respects a kind of clichéd and frayed coming-of-age movie.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Might just charm you into submission.

Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…

"My Name is Emily" believes firmly and vigorously in life's hidden joys and our ability to rearrange our thinking to accept it, but its own preciousness proves too steep an obstacle.

Feb 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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My Name Is Emily gets lighter as it goes along, releasing tension and pretension for a pleasant, routine ride.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

My Name is Emily is touching in its depiction of the irrepressible bonds of family and funny in its relating of being a socially awkward, weird teenager. It mourns loss but ultimately celebrates life.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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