This movie is magnificent!
Don't listen to the negative reviews
A story that's too fascinating to pass by...
A great satire. What ever happened to just enjoying a film?
This film is not a light fluffy take on social media addiction--it gets creepy and heavy at times, but through a darkly comedic lens. The characters have complexity and depth, and have sympathetic qualities without being blameless. It is very relatable to younger generations, and shows how damaging taking social media personas so seriously can be. My only quibble is I wish the characters' epiphanies could have been more fleshed out. 10 stars go out to O'Shea Jackson, who gave such relief with his absolutely lovable character.
If you are looking for a comedy for a beer&popcorn evening, look somewhere else.This movie is a modern drama, which catches you in uneasy feeling from the very beginning and continues to do so until the final scene. Sometimes it is fun, but mostly the humor leaves you with the feeling of incompleteness. The plot is very straight-line and gives no food for thought apart from the main idea of the movie - how destructive social media might be for one's ego. The motto of the film is "be yourself", however the presentation of this idea is very weak in my humble opinion.
"The King of Comedy", for the digital age.In a social media world where the currency of cool lies not just in dreaming it, but in BEING it... we can all front like we're Batman.I have serious issues with both the beginning, and the end, though... Cutting out the pre-credits sequence would not only allow us to feel more sympathy for Ingrid, given that it's the only directly violent act we see her perpetrate in the whole film - but it would also keep us more off balance as to how far she's willing to go, once events begin to spiral...As for the ending - isn't that just giving her everything she wants?! Perhaps the point it was making was that nothing can completely disbar somebody from becoming 'famous'... but the optimist in me was hoping for a mini-redemptive arc for Ingrid, and a glimpse that she was on the path toward learning to like herself... Oh, well.