/10 9.3K votes
Release date: July 29, 2022
An ambitious young woman finds followers and fame when she poses as the survivor of a deadly attack, but she soon learns that online notoriety comes with a terrible price.
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This movie could very well be tongue-in-cheek with the under-impressive topic and acting.
Never heard of any of the actors in here, which didn't sway me in either direction. I will say I am impressed with Mia Isaac, she definitely carried every scene she was in. The rest, keep 'em.
So, this was supposed to have a point, right? A lesson. A guilt-induced motivation for change. I do understand that part. And I do intend to force feed this on anyone who is a self-imposed, privileged, social media influencer wannabe! Y'all deserve this. And any knucklehead who uses "woke" in their daily communication for anything other than their sleeping habits.
So I can't tell if it's a parody, if it is, mission accomplished. If not, find a topic that's not beaten to death along with that dead horse. And stop making lesbians look mean and jealous, and gay men look cartoonish.
So...should you watch it? Grab a liter of vodka or a bag of weed and then proceed. You'll need it.
Fmovies: This film is, well, not okay.
It doesn't even rise to the level of "okay".
It's vacant, vapid, and merely virtue signaling.
The idea was decent but the implementation of the idea is just lacking. Film didn't know if it wanted to be a comedy, drama, feel-good or tragedy. Choosing one would have helped a great deal -- this is a common issue with "written and directed by" films.
The fact that the opening scene is a spoiler for the entire film is just a clear mark of an amateur --- just ruin any sense of "discovery" by giving away the plot at the opening. Yeah, that's always a *stellar* idea. Imagine Star Wars VI opening scene with "I am your father, Luke".. or the Sixth Sense's opening scene is of Bruce Willis's character dying.... Opening scene spoilers like the one used in this film seem prevalent in films with VERY mediocre directors. More skilled directors don't do this. They allow the story to unfold and be discovered naturally.
Deutch and Isaac do a great job with.. well.. what little they had to work with.
Teenager comedies can be great fun to watch. This one is not funny though. What more need I say?
The good; this story in essence is quite nice and interesting. A good movie could have been made about this subject of wanting fame so desperately that one starts lying to get more attention.
The bad: mediocre actors starring in a movie that just wont get really funny. It is not terrrible, but there are enough funnier teenage comedies out there, so why watch one that is simply not funny. Now I have said it a third time...
Not Okay fmovies. Started off really good...and had me fully engaged, but after about 30 minutes, it got really boring.
Couldn't take anymore and knocked it on the head at the 40-minute mark.
It was very well directed, and the dark-comedy satirical writing hit some good notes by actress turned newb writer and director Quinn Shephard. Although the pacing was decent, the 100 min runtime could've used some tweaking to cut out at least 10 mins. Casting and performances were all great, but the standout performance goes to the lovely Zoey Deutch, who stole every scene she was in. It's a fun and funny one-time watch with some actual laugh out loud moments, and a few heart-wrenching ones, when the power of social media seriously affects peoples lives. It gets a heart and seven thumbs-up emojis from me.
I was very intrigued when I saw the premise of this movie, and couldn't wait to watch it. However, I was immediately disappointed by the poor writing and offensively stereotypical characters. The acting was abysmal without a single redeeming actor, but nothing topped how bad the writing was. Whoever wrote the screenplay obviously has never studied the art of writing, and should have taken a few classes to understand how character development and dialogue works and how people act, speak, and interact with each other in 2022. Or better yet, the writer could have just not written this script.
If nothing else, I hope the writer realizes one day that in order to hold the audience's attention, you must make at least one character likable, preferably your protagonist. Heck, even the "Gang" in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are likable in their own demented way, and they're all more narcissistic and evil than the main character in this movie. Make your characters likable, and people will watch them. Make them like they are in this movie, and the movie will be turned off before the halfway mark. Because it was.