“Elevated by an incredible, layered performance by Aubrey Plaza, writer-director John Patton Ford’s debut feature is a show-stopping, intense thriller with depth.”
“A nail-biter that makes the most of the tough side Aubrey Plaza has shown in even her most comic performances.”
“Plaza goes to her darkest territory to date, seamlessly blending the edges of an ‘unlikable’ character with her own persona. She’s got an edge, but dammit if you can’t root for her.”
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.