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Kierre's Review of Not Okay 2022 ★★★½


Watched Sep 03, 2022

Not Okay stars Zoey Deutch as a young woman and aspiring Writer working for an Ad Agency. She isn't very popular at work and has no real friends and very few followers on social media. She is interested in a young guy who also works at the company but is an Influencer on Instagram and has a very popular travel blog. In order to get him to notice her, she fakes a trip to Paris, and uses fake background images of places there to make her trip look believable. However, a few seconds after one of her fake posts there is a Terror Attack at the very place, she was photographing herself at. This leads to everyone asking if she was "Okay" and her having to continue the lie about being in Paris. She of course gains mass popularity and gets a job as a Writer at her company. She also joins a Survivor's Support group and eventually befriends a High Scholler who was involved in a School Shooting and has become an Advocate for Anti-Violence, I enjoyed this film quote a bit. It was funny in parts, but also is kind of sad. Being a person an aspiring influencer on social media myself, I can always under the pressures of "Faking it till you make" but this was definitely a cautionary tale of what happens when you tell a lie and have to continue that lie, making things even worse if the truth ever comes out.

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