From writer/director James Westby (Film Geek, The Auteur) comes RID OF ME, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends. With a breakthrough lead performance by Katie O'Grady, and an ensemble that includes Art Alexakis (of Everclear) and Theresa Russell (Black Widow, Bad Timing), 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 newfound love for Cambodian rock music.
- James Westby
Comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 11.17.2011
Bracingly original, alarming and droll, the righteously ribald Rid of Me should prove a breakthrough for helmer James Westby and his producer and leading lady, Katie O'Grady.John Anderson, Variety, 04.25.2011
Unconvincing tale of self-empowerment has attitude and anxiety but nothing underneath.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 11.18.2011
Rid of Me is a bad movie, but at least it's a flailing, innocent badness.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 11.15.2011