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Rid of Me (2011)

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From writer/director James Westby comes Rid of Me, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends. With a breakthrough lead performance by Katie O'Grady, and an ensemble that includes Art Alexakis (of Everclear) and Theresa Russell, Rid of Me follows Meris' rejection from the cool crowd down a path towards truth and salvation which includes a job at a local candy shop, a group of punk friends, community gardening and a newfound love for Cambodian rock music. -- (C) Official Site

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Katie O'Grady
as Meris Canfield
John Keyser
as Mitch Canfield
Storm Large
as Briann Lockwood
Theresa Russell
as Mrs. Lockwood
Melinda Chilton
as Sue Ellen Haggemyer
Jana Lee Hamblin
as Colleen Baumgartner
Chris Harder
as Dale Masterson
Geno Romo
as Chris "Haggy" Haggemyer
Dwight Slade
as Pete Baumgarten
Julie Vhay
as Lacy Masterson
Ed Keane
as Couple in Restaurant
Karen Keane
as Couple in Restaurant
Bob Blackey
as Baseball Player
Kristin Coleman
as Baseball Player
Maren Mcguire
as Baseball Player
Derek Estes
as Pizza Delivery Man
Byron Beck
as Bookstore Patron 1
Lawrence Johnson
as Bookstore Patron 2
Betty Moyer
as Mrs. Hurbold
Morgan Hobart
as Jeremy Bunquist
Denny Lamson
as Karaoke Singer
Suzanne Rhodes
as Karaoke DJ
Ryan Ruelos
as Bartender
Lori Lewis
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Mike Prosser
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Leanne Littrell
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Karla Benson
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Melissa Claire Egan
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Bruce Lawson
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Zachary Reed
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Eric Sellers
as Karaoke Bar Patron
David Fletcher
as Karaoke Bar Patron
Denise Chanterelle DuBois
as Sunshine the Barfly
Leslie Taylor
as Missy with BumbleBee Sweater
Danny Taylor
as Missy's Husband
Cora Benesh
as Freak Girl
Pete DeNiro
as Man at Garden
John Breen
as Bry-Guy
Nina Newsom
as Girl at Candy Shop
Coleman Newsom
as Boy at Candy Shop
Grady Newsom
as Other Kid at Candy Shop
Olive Westby
as Other Kid at Candy Shop
Sabine Westby
as Other Kid at Candy Shop
Angie Rutan
as Britney
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This hectoring visual style becomes particularly irritating in combination with his rigid social stereotyping.

December 1, 2011 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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O'Grady is very good, but she can't make the hard-to-watch Rid of Me dramatically credible.

November 18, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Unconvincing tale of self-empowerment has attitude and anxiety but nothing underneath.

November 18, 2011 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

Think of it as a coming-of-age story ten years too late.

November 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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