Ended on 12/1/2011

RID OF ME -  (unrated)

2011 - USA - English - 90 minutes - Phase 4 Films

Directed by: James Westby

Featuring: Katie O'Grady, John Keyser and Storm Large

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RID OF ME is a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends. 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 new-found love for Cambodian rock music.

"An ingenious black comedy!" -New York Times

“Bracingly original, alarming and droll! The domestic meller and the horror movie have met, wed, and proven fruitful.”
-John Anderson, VARIETY

MEAN GIRLS for adults! Few recent movies are as darkly funny.”
-Steven Zeitchik, LA TIMES

“RID OF ME, if there’s any justice, should make actress Katie O’Grady a star.”
- S.T. VanAirsdale, MOVIELINE

“RID OF ME is cheerfully obscene, hip, and wickedly funny! Director James Westby is a talent on the march.”

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival

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Posted by : Ptldgrl Date Added: 11/14/2011 2:33:59 PMreport this post 
Been looking forward to seeing this movie! Been reading all the great reviews!

Posted by : Filmgirl Date Added: 11/15/2011 10:23:03 AMreport this post 
This movie is FANTASTIC! I saw it at Tribeca, it is AMAZING! I will be there with a bunch of friends this Friday, Nov 18th for Opening Night! Cannot WAIT!

Posted by : NedGlad Date Added: 11/15/2011 10:24:33 AMreport this post 
I am SO excited to see this film...LOVE Westby's work! It looks truly great. I'll be there this weekend...

Posted by : Soulztice Date Added: 11/15/2011 11:14:13 AMreport this post 
The soundtrack on this is SO good...Funny, funny movie. Yes, I will see it again!

Posted by : Solstice Date Added: 11/15/2011 11:47:36 AMreport this post 
We saw this last night at a test screening in NJ. Very out-there (I'm a senior citizen) but funny and heartbreaking. An interesting picture, all around. The lead girl was great.

Posted by : PSallyLevy Date Added: 11/15/2011 12:54:51 PMreport this post 
My friends saw this at a film festival this past year- said it was pretty awesome! I am in NYC for two weeks- SO excited I am going to get to see this, yay! I will be there at the 8:25 Friday evening show...

Posted by : Nathan Carson Date Added: 11/15/2011 3:25:43 PMreport this post 
I saw an advance screening in Portland. I think it's Westby's best work to date. Recommended.

Posted by : Bobbi Jacobs Date Added: 11/15/2011 3:43:38 PMreport this post 
This is a MUST SEE film. Don't miss out. You'll want to be part of the many conversations going on about "rid of Me". Brilliant work by James Westby and Katie O'Grady gives a stunning & believable performance.

Posted by : east side Date Added: 11/15/2011 4:40:31 PMreport this post 
saw at tribeca ff. going again. love the music and style.

Posted by : Joe Spencer Date Added: 11/15/2011 5:11:42 PMreport this post 
Cringe-inducing dark comedy w a unique visual style and amazing performance by lead actress.

Posted by : FilmLover Date Added: 11/15/2011 5:22:36 PMreport this post 
I saw this film at the TriBeCa film festival and cannot wait to see it again!! If there is any justice this film should be in theaters across the country! This should not be kept an indie secret.

Posted by : annaelisa Date Added: 11/15/2011 6:37:34 PMreport this post 
ive lost count how many times ive watched this movie - each time it still makes me laugh and cry..and then feel empowered to get a move-on once again - LOVE IT

Posted by : Jason baron toeroek Date Added: 11/15/2011 6:58:07 PMreport this post 
Amazing amazing work!

Posted by : IndieFan Date Added: 11/15/2011 7:19:06 PMreport this post 
Nicely art directed and written. Two thumbs and two bug toes up. A GO SEE, definitely.

Posted by : Jason baron toeroek Date Added: 11/15/2011 7:32:02 PMreport this post 
amazing amazing work!

Posted by : Maria B Date Added: 11/15/2011 9:14:31 PMreport this post 
Raija!!! Godd job gurl!!!!!!

Posted by : Didi99 Date Added: 11/15/2011 11:48:32 PMreport this post 
Interesting subject. Looking forward to seeing this!

Posted by : Didi99 Date Added: 11/15/2011 11:50:17 PMreport this post 
That was supposed to be a 5!!!

Posted by : athmeri Date Added: 11/16/2011 7:33:43 AMreport this post 
Interesting plot, good action. Recomended.

Posted by : village voice Date Added: 11/16/2011 5:41:55 PMreport this post 
Sent me for free last night and I f'n LOVED it. My girlfriend cried even after it ended but they gave away free gummie chocolate bears so that was good. I told my friends to go. Glad people on here like it too. Good acting with brunnete lead that is really a blonde. Thanks to village voice for recomending.

Posted by : Max Jenner Date Added: 11/16/2011 6:49:37 PMreport this post 
My wife and I enjoyed this film very much at the TCFF. I am not a huge fan of the opening scene but i get queasy. We wish it all the luck in the world.
Max and Linda

Posted by : Suzanne Date Added: 11/16/2011 8:57:19 PMreport this post 
Definite moments that stay with you after you see the first time. Funny and dark and
very unique. Loved the music!

Posted by : maura muhl Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:32:09 PMreport this post 
Rid of Me is an inspirational and moving film for anyone going through any kind of difficult transition. We can all relate to Merris on one level or another at different times in our lives. We can also celebrate with her triuph. Rid of Me is a gem!!

Posted by : Lee Muhl Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:34:07 PMreport this post 
Don't Miss Rid of Me, it's a great film! Suberb acting and film making.

Posted by : Mindi Westby-williams Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:38:52 PMreport this post 
Fabulous movie!
James Westby is awesome. Miss Katie Ogrady is the next actress who everyone wants to know about

Posted by : Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:45:46 PMreport this post 

Posted by : Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:46:18 PMreport this post 
Great movie!! Everyone should see it

Posted by : Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:48:30 PMreport this post 
Go James Westby!
Can't wait for more

Posted by : Date Added: 11/16/2011 9:49:47 PMreport this post 
Mr. Westby please keep making movies!

Posted by : Aaron Fitzgerald Date Added: 11/17/2011 11:39:48 AMreport this post 
I saw this at TriBeCa and LOVE it! The most fun I've had at the movies in a long time!

Posted by : subway Date Added: 11/17/2011 6:20:28 PMreport this post 
Just got off the subway and the actors for this film gave me a card. Cool. I will check it out. You get a 5 for working the streets for your fillm.

Posted by : Trishm Date Added: 11/18/2011 3:17:53 PMreport this post 
I. LOVEEEED. THIS. MOVIE!!! "Little Miss Sunshine" of 2011-2012!!! GO SEE IT!!! PLEASE!!

Posted by : Marisha Date Added: 11/21/2011 4:11:39 PMreport this post 
This movie is so awesome please treat your self to some great comedy and awesome story line. If you like awkward funny moments you will love this movie!!

Posted by : Ritva Date Added: 11/21/2011 11:20:59 PMreport this post 
Much better than some Hollywood blockbuster! Very enjoyable film!

Posted by : Barack Date Added: 11/23/2011 11:15:45 AMreport this post 
sucked: how many of you are on the payroll for this mediocrity?

Posted by : Obie Date Added: 11/30/2011 11:02:19 AMreport this post 

     Total Comments:  36   Lowest vote: 1  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.6 out of 5

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