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Wish You Were Here

(UK, 1987)

Emily Lloyd was a hot actress for a while there in the early ‘90s, on the strength of her performance here as a rebellious young woman. We loved her in In Country, which was probably Bruce Willis’s best performance, too. But the lady has severe problems, including schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and chronic insomnia. All that interfered with her career. There is a twelve-year gap between 2003 and 2016. I wish her well, but I have to say that I didn’t enjoy this movie as much the second time around as I did when it was new. I got annoyed with her constant in-your-face attitude, even to people who were kind to her. Do I just have less patience with youthful rebellion now that I’m an old fart? It’s entirely possible. If so, I apologize, but there’s really nothing I can do about it.