Emily the Criminal (2022): Movie Review

Emily the Criminal (2022): Movie Review

Plot: High tits come with even higher rewards.

Emily, who is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

Review: The movie Focus on Emily Benetto, a young woman who lives in Los Angeles. She went for a job interview which turns out bad beacause of her criminal record.

From Newark, Emily is a gifted artist who attended art school. Her past prevents her from obtaining an office position, and she is burdened with educational debt. 

A kind coworker gave her a recommendation for a low-paying, demanding job in the food industry.

A short while later, Emily acts on a tip to secure a new position with a wage of $200 per hour.

She was fortunate to land a job where she would act as a "dummy shopper" and enter an appliance store with a phony ID and credit card to purchase a costly item that her handlers would then resale.

She adapts to the scam so effectively that her handler, a young Lebanese man named Youcef, seeks her out for a more lucrative but riskier transaction. 

Youcef is, in his own way, a good-hearted crook who is merely looking to raise money to fulfill his professional ambition of purchasing, repairing, and reselling apartments.

As their relationship deepens, Youcef adds Emily to the company as a sort of partner, which causes friction with his brother Khalil and ultimately results in chaos.

HITS: Following a heated personal connection between Emily and Youcef, which serves as the film's main source of drama, as well as an absolutely ridiculous automobile pursuit and brawl.

NOTE: The film makes reference to the ugliness of American workers, mirroring the mistreatment Emily experiences while working in the food industry and as well the dreams of non-rich people.

Rating: 8/10

Release date: Aug 12, 2022 (United States)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Language: English

Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Gina Gershon

Director: John Patton Ford 

Writer: John Patton Ford.


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