Wish You Were Here

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Unabashedly hedonistic and foul-mouthed, Lynda Mansell (Emily Lloyd) is a restless teen living in a small coastal English town. Lynda is seemingly out to shock people with her rebellious behavior, but she is also reeling from the death of her mother, and her father (Geoffrey Hutchings) is proving to be woefully ineffective in guiding her. Eventually, Lynda becomes pregnant by her dad's much-older friend, Eric (Tom Bell), which causes a scandal in the community.

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Critic Reviews for Wish You Were Here (Too Much)

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  • 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.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • As Lynda, the belligerent, exhibitionist daughter of a strait-laced British shopkeeper, Lloyd is electrifying. She's a foul-mouthed Hayley Mills.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Idyllic despite its inherent naughtiness, Wish You Were Here is a raunchy postcard from an age that exists largely now for filmakers to make of it what they want.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What makes it interesting is the character of the heroine; her refreshing rudeness disconcerts those around her.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wish You Were Here (Too Much)

  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2009
    Odd movie but avtually really entertaining.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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