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Easy Money

For fans of character-driven crime dramas, “Emily the Criminal” is a movie to seek out and savor.

 Aubrey Plaza stars as Emily, an art school grad saddled with $70,000 worth of student loan debt and an assault blemish on her record that prevents her from gaining employment above menial labor. We learn early that she’s scrappy and one to stand up for herself (the assault beef from an abusive boyfriend in her teens). Even working for a catering company only gives Emily enough to pay for the accumulating interest on her loans.

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