• January 24,2022 (Sundance)
  • August 12,2022 (United States)


Nathan Halpern

Starring by: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Gina Gershon

Actors and their roles:

  • Aubrey Plaza as Emily Benetto, a young student who is encumbered with debt.
  • Theo Rossi as Youcef, the man who introduces Emily to the world of crime.
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke as Liz
  • Gina Gershon as Alice
  • Jonathan Avigdori as Khalil
  • Bernardo Badillo as Javier
  • Brandon Sklenar as Brent
  • Wesley Han as Mike
  • Wyatt Barrios as Javier’s son
  • Janice Sonia Lee as Becca
  • Jack Topalian as Vaz
  •  Amje Elharden as Robert
  • Ben Rodgers as Jason
  • Roman Arabia as Security Guard
  • Kara Luiz as Bank Boss
  • Kim Yarbrough as Secretary
  • Roman Mitichyan as Tough Young Guy

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English

Director:  John Patton Ford

Producer: Tyler Davidson, Aubrey Plaza, Drew Sykes

Writer: John Patton Ford

Distributor:  Vertical Entertainment, Roadside Attractions (United States), Universal Pictures (International).

Aspect Ratio:  2.39

Runtime: 93 minutes

Emily the Criminal Plot

Firstly, Emily (Aubrey Plaza), a young student who is saddled with debt and is unable to find work. Desperate for the money she get involves in a credit card scam. Also, She acts as a dummy shopper and buys increasingly risky products with stolen credit cards.


Following which, This turns out to be the beginning of her journey into the criminal underworld. Upon the success of acting as a dummy shopper, her appetite for criminal games enlarges. Emily is willing to try her hands at bigger stunts.

Whereas, Youcef (Theo Rossi) supplies stolen cards to Emily. The quick cash allures Emily and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism. Subsequently, Youcef and Emily plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.


Indeed, Emily the Criminal was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2022 on January 24. The theatrical release of the film is on August 12, 2022. Production of the movie took place in Los Angeles.


Emily the Criminal trailer was released on July 6, 2022. The trailer shows that Emily needs money to pay off her loans and the mounting interest rates. A 2:14- minute trailer of the film revealed that Emily runs into a group of guys who look like fraudulent people. Above all, Emily is introduced to a life of crime.