Like Me

Like Me

DVD - 2018
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A reckless loner sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint-huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
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In_tr_aktr1Nstpaul
Oct 31, 2019

A visually stunning masterpiece! Kya is a lonely, traumatized young woman who's willing to commit and capture extraneous, bizarre and even dangerous acts either on camera or in reality, all in the hopes of getting someone to "Like" her.
There's a scene almost ripped from a scene out of Dexter, taking place in a rundown motel on the outskirts of a busying city: Kya sits in a makeshift white swing hanging from the rafters of her motel room; splatters and splashes of red paint drip the dry white walls. In the room only a bed covered in white sheeting and plastic. Plastic sweeps the floor her latest victim, Larry Fessenden - the motel owner stands upon, lured there by the promise of sex. Kya swings above dressed in black stockings, a black halter top and a bizarre face mask. Larry Fessenden's character (Marshall) asks, "What's with all the plastic?"
"So we don't make a mess." Replies Kya.

On her social media page she wins thousands of Likes, Views and Followers - All but one, a social bully who spews hatred towards Kya. His taunt's sting and follow her every action. Hitting particularly hard after a failed 'relationship' with Marshall. How she chooses to handle it speaks to the nature of her mental state and that of the burning need of today's youth to promote every thought or action with a symbol followed by numbers and how instead of society taking action against this, it's only dismissed and even encouraged. Even writing these reviews is a form of social bullying when we're made to feel 'useless' or somehow pressured into if we don't. And as long as WE keep giving in, the cycle will only continue.

onehalfofyouth Feb 10, 2019

This movie was straaaaaaange and at times visually stunning. Felt like a Tumblr post turn psycho-thriller.

Weird, but interesting. This definitely seems like a movie for a younger audience, but definitely over 16. I thought the editing was a little much at times, but the hyper saturated colors, reminiscent of Nicolas Winding Refn's films (Drive, Only God Forgives), and story line kept me interested. Much like this review, the film comes to a rather abrupt ending.

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