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Emily the Criminal

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director Icon director: John Patton Ford

producer Icon producer: Tyler Davidson

writer Icon writer: John Patton Ford

cast Icon cast: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Jonathan Avigdori, Bernardo Badillo

release date Icon release date: August 12th, 2022

runtime Icon runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a "dummy shopper," buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.