7.0/10
429
4 user 23 critic

My Name Is Emily (2015)

On her 16th birthday, Emily runs away from her foster home and, with the help of her new friend Arden, sets out on a road trip to break her father out of a psychiatric institution.

Director:

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

'It Don't Come Easy' is a story of magical realism about a shy, retiring wallflower named Ella who receives a journal that gives her the power to change the actions of people around her. ... See full summary »

Director: Sabrina Jaglom
Stars: Barbara Flood, Jess Jacobs, Antoinette LaVecchia
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

NEW YORK CITY, 1968 Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man's troubles. He was untouchable... Yet the typical man's troubles were the least of... See full summary »

Director: Tate Steinsiek
Stars: Carol Kane, Evanna Lynch, Ian Harding
A Very Potter Senior Year (TV Movie 2013)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Get ready for one last romp of magical, musical shenanigans because Harry and his pals are back for their senior year at Hogwarts! The gang's in for their biggest adventure yet as they face... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Lang, Nick Lang
Stars: Darren Criss, Joey Richter, Joe Walker
Danny and the Human Zoo (TV Movie 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dramatised account of the early life and career of impressionist, comedian and actor Lenny Henry.

Director: Destiny Ekaragha
Stars: Peter Bankole, Dayna Bateman, Mark Benton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Emily
...
Robert
...
Swimming Teacher
...
Greasy Haired Teacher
...
Emily's Mother
...
Arden
Barry McGovern ...
Dr. Golding
...
Midwife
Stella McCusker ...
Granny
...
Young Policeman
Sarah Minto ...
Young Emily
Declan Conlon ...
Arden's father
John Travers ...
Square Head
Michael Hough ...
Peter Spade
...
June
Edit

Storyline

Emily has been living in a foster home ever since her father was institutionalized after her mother's death. Still, she keeps in touch with him through the birthday cards he sends her every year. As Emily starts at a new school, she catches the attention of her shy classmate Arden. When her father doesn't send a birthday card on her 16th birthday, Emily decides to take matters into her own hands. Enlisting Arden's help, she runs away, and the pair set out on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses, Emily and Arden must depend on each other as they learn about life, love, loss, and letting go. Written by Monument Releasing

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nevem Emily  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Simon Fitzmaurice wrote the script when he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease - and directed the film entirely through eye-recognition software. See more »

Quotes

Emily: If you hide from death, you hide from life.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truths, isolation, abandonment
22 March 2017 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I'm not aware of Fitzmaurice's cultural background: judging his first feature film on the basis of the level of theoretical depth that it (apparently) expresses would be consequently unfair. But "My name is Emily" - as far as we know - is one of the most elegant examples of complex theoretic inclusions within a classic drama movie format.

Film language is quite complex with its multimedia semiotics: it's hard to find mainstream films with both an attention to deep conceptual problems and some "watchability" value (no, I wouldn't consider Matrix an example...). This is of course not due to the lack of great writers/directors but to the nature of the language itself which is in some sense too rich, redundant and ambiguous: life-like.

So here we have a sort of meta-allegory of Plato's cavern allegory (and its social consequences) which doesn't sound boring or book-like, involves likable characters and has a solid plot. Furthermore photography depicts charming corners of Ireland and the actors did an honest job.

However all in all the film feels weak, not enough daring (and caring) and with too many unnecessary minutes here and there: lots and lots of details that sound rushed or amateurish.

The writer (and director) has for sure something interesting to say but despite its merits "My name is Emily" is quite forgettable.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?