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Rid of Me

Now Playing Synopsis: A woman whose husband is making her life a living hell decides to return the favor in this dark comedy-drama from writer and director James Westby. Meris (Katie O'Grady) and Mitch (John Keyser) are a recently married couple who are moving from California to Oregon under less than ideal circumstances -- his computer firm went bust and he's taking a job with and old high-school buddy. Meris is awkward and bookish, while Mitch looks like a linebacker and thinks he should have done better (for that matter, Meris thinks she should have done better, too). Mitch's high-school friends make no secret of the fact they don't like Meris, and when, after too much wine at a dinner party, she lets slip a very embarrassing secret about her husband their relationship starts to bottom out. Mitch starts spending time with his high-school girlfriend (Storm Large), and Meris decides to get revenge on Mitch by making a spectacle of herself; after taking a job at a candy shop and making friends with the eccentric Trudy (Orianna Herrman), she begins having affairs with strange men, throws herself head first into the local punk-rock scene, stages curious performances at karaoke bars, and turns into a performance artist who terrorizes strangers in public. Music fans take note: In Rid Of Me, one of Meris' lovers is played by Art Alexakis, leader of the band Everclear, while Mitch's former flame is played by Storm Large, who was a contestant on the rock-themed reality show Rock Star: Supernova. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Katie O'Grady, John Keyser, Storm Large, Orianna Herrman, Theresa Russell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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