Wild Nights With Emily

2018, Comedy/Lgbtq+, 1h 24m

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Silly yet deceptively smart, Wild Nights with Emily approaches its oft-investigated subject from a unique -- and utterly entertaining -- vantage point. Read critic reviews

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The secret life of Emily Dickinson.

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  • May 28, 2020
    Molly Shannon stars as Emily Dickinson in the satirical comedy Wild Nights with Emily. Based on a stage play (and it shows), the story follow a supposed homosexual relationship Emily Dickinson had with her sister-in-law. Unfortunately it tries to mix period drama with farce and doesn't quite get there. And the actors don't seem to be on the same page either. Also, the directing is pretty weak, as many of the scenes come off looking staged and the backgrounds and settings are rather dull. Still, some of the comedy bits work, and there's some cleverness to the script in how it uses a frame story with an unreliable narrator. Wild Nights with Emily isn't all bad, but it doesn't translate to screen very well.
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  • Feb 15, 2020
    A joyously funny Feminist re-examination of Dickinson's personal life.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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