- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2011
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Factory 25
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Box Office - 12/10/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a portrait that's implicitly both specific and universal to the post-collegiate experience..."
New York Times - 12/09/2010
"Ms. Russo-Young -- as she proved with her first feature, the good-looking ORPHANS -- has an aptitude for creating emotionally evocative visual landscapes."
Los Angeles Times - 03/01/2011
"[T]hanks to Schnabel's gung-ho performance and some strong scenes...the movie achieves its own nervy sensitivity about youthful urban despair."
A woman struggling with a number of emotional demons tries to make sense of her life in this independent drama from writer and director Ry Russo-Young. Shelly Brown (Stella Schnabel) is the 23-year-old daughter of a woman with a long history of mental illness. Shelly has unfortunately inherited some of her mother's instability, and the narrative follows her after she's released from a brief stay in a mental hospital. Shelly dreams of a career as an actress, but at auditions she delivers readings that are intense enough to scare off most casting directors. Shelly wants to bond with other young women in the arts, but her paranoia and multiple insecurities make her a difficult friend at best and few of her peers are willing to bother. And while Shelly thinks she's ready for a relationship, the manner in which she approaches men tends to result in rejections or one-night stands. YOU WON'T MISS ME received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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