It starts funny and charming, and then it goes insane - not as profound as it tries to display, but in an adequate amount. It's a valid representation of our youth and the consequences of our virtual obsessions. It's not innovative but it's entertaining. Finally, this also serves as a platform to portray how versatile Elizabeth Olsen is as an actress. Aubrey was exceptional as well.
A really terrific film - The Talented Mr Ripley for the instagram generation. With a predictably subversive ending - in the vein of Taxi Driver or The King Of Comedy. Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are both fantastic, but Billy Magnussen (as Olsen's brother) steals the film. Recommended to those who miss the psycho stalker thrillers of the 80 and 90s.
Although it does not try to pedantically emulate Black Mirror's grotesquery (think Nosedive), this commentary on social media obsession feels at times didactic, if not earnest. At any rate, don't let the pervasive neon lights fool you: behind the artificial brightness, the deep void of the Millennial soul.