*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“I want to be known…”
Not Okay premiered on Hulu on July 29th 2022. The dramedy film stars Zoey Deutch, Mia Isaac, Dylan O’Brien, and Nadia Alexander.
A lonely and desperate photo editor invents a trip to Paris to impress the boy she likes, but ends up getting caught up in a consuming lie in order to become “a somebody” on social media.
Here is the trailer:
Not Okay creates a story that is completely relevant in the world we live in, showing us just how harmful a lie can be to those who have survived through an actual trauma, while showing us the other side of the spectrum. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Zoey Deutch is incredible!
I am already a huge fan of hers, but she is fantastic in this. Danni is not a likable character by any means, but she is relatable in a lot of ways and I thought that Zoey Deutch really portrayed this role in a believable way. Danni could literally be a number of lonely and confused girls on social media right now trying to make a name for themselves.
Mia Isaac was also really terrific as Rowan and truly moved me with her speech at the end. Wow…
Highlights an accurate depiction of trying to become “somebody” on social media.
I was surprised by how much I really liked this film. I think it did a phenomenal job with the subject matter and the ending was truly moving. I think it’s very easy to think of one of the characters as a “villain,” but the film also shows us that people are capable of change, even though it may take something extreme to finally realize what it means to be seen and to be heard without being constantly judged.
Not a fan of some of the supporting characters…
I don’t really have too many cons for this particular movie. I wasn’t a fan of some of the supporting characters (mostly Colin), but I totally get the point of him so it wasn’t a huge issue. It just made me scratch my head at how ridiculous some people can be when they’re trying to be someone they’re clearly not. This is exposed in the film; however, so I can’t really actually fault it. I just grew tired of hearing him talk after a while…
That being said, Dylan O’Brien did a great job with what he was given!
So am I in or out?
An accurate and relevant watch well worth your time!
Zoey Deutch is fantastic and that was probably one of the best film endings I have seen in a long time…
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Not Okay in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…
My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!
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