Paul Schrader: ‘Emily the Criminal’ Seemed Like ‘Emily in Paris’
“When I sobered up enough to realize they were two different movies, I watched,” the Oscar nominee explained.
Holy shit, “Emily the Criminal” has been mistaken for another project, this time courtesy of Paul Schrader.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker shared on Facebook that he was waiting to watch the indie thriller starring Aubrey Plaza after assuming he was hooked up to the Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’. The viral series directed by Lily Collins returned for a third season on December 21, while the film “Emily the Criminal” is also streaming on the platform.
“I didn’t notice ‘Emily the Criminal’ because I confused it with ‘Emily in Paris’. So it slipped away,” Schrader wrote. were two different movies I watched. What an impressive first feature film! Assertive, smart, constantly pushing the narrative. Writer/director John Patton Ford is the real jones.
The “Master Gardener” director continued, “So I read some of the interviews he gave. Also impressive.
Plaza posted Schrader’s caption on Instagram Stories, adding, “Still streaming on Netflix!”
‘Shaun of the Dead’ director Edgar Wright mixed up ‘Emily the Criminal’ earlier this year with ‘Tomb Raider’, teasing Plaza that she looked like Lara Croft in the movie’s poster.
Plaza’s cover story for MovieMaker magazine and her stern, tank-faced look is what led Wright to reach out.
“My friend Edgar Wright saw this and texted me and was like, ‘Oh my god, are you the new Lara Croft? Are you the new Tomb Raider?’ He’s the character from ‘Tomb Raider.’ And I was like, ‘No, Edgar. This is my movie, ‘Emily the Criminal,'” Plaza explained on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”
Plaza added, “And he honestly thought I was cast as the new ‘Tomb Raider.’ And then I looked and they’re playing that role right now. And I was like, ‘Well There you go. The new Tomb Raider, whatever.
Even Wright tweeted that it was “100% true” to believe Plaza was going to be Lara Croft.
“Emily the Criminal” premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. IndieWire’s Kate Erbland wrote in her review that Plaza’s performance as a credit card fraudster “goes into her darkest territory yet. , seamlessly blending the outlines of an “unlovable” character with his own personality.
Erbland wrote, “She has an edge, but damn it if you can’t back her up. The problem with Emily: no one has supported her for so long, and it’s high time she started doing it for herself.
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