The film has a strong potential worthy of a Black Mirror episode yet the technology presented in the film is not even explored at its finest. The ending felt bleak but is an interesting choice to make the audience come up with their own theories.
The film is aptly named because it's exactly like a cam sex show: visually exciting, intellectually absurd and ultimately satisfying.
Also, I loved Madeline Brewer's performance as much as I hated the laziest plot explanation of the year: "I don't know why, it just happens!"
The movie could have been a gripping thriller focusing on identity theft or a drama depicting the life of a camgirl. All this movie does is scratch the surface of what could have been.
A episode of Black Mirror with two hour.
Really disappointed by this... While there is a decent thriller in here and a good performance from Brewer, it failed to get much into her life as a camgirl and the identity theft is not played out very realistically (my issue isn't really with the twist but how the whole thing is approached).
I'm probably being thick here, but I didn't understand the ending! Can someone please explain?!
Interesting concept, well acted, but nothings ever really clearly explained. I thought it was going to be something around deepfakes or something like that, but nope. They never really discuss money, like they never say that she isn't making money when the fake takes over, it's not even really implied since she's still splashing out to talk to the fake and buy her brother gifts and stuff. Some characters aren't really explained and just seem to flip flop, like Barney (I think that's his name) I get it's probably just showing people online are just facade's, but it's just unexplained and out of character in a way. Even the discovery of what she does was odd, it caused like a small rift that was fixed when she came home, one unanswered call to her mother is like the only sort of conflict beyond the discovery at the party and then yeah it's just fine, despite the fact it was in front of her brother, his friends, her mum and seems like various close friends and family, didn't seem to cause any issues when she goes out and stuff. Everything feels sort of inconsequential, since there's no real big effect after something happening. The ending doesn't explain the origins of where the fake came from, why they did it and who did it? so it's a movie with suspects who are almost immediately aren't suspects and no real conclusion which is what this film needed, since it implied a person or people were doing this. Just feels like a cool concept being wasted, by overlooking certain things that needed some addressing to keep the story coherent. Its pretty much a mystery that wasn't really solved and she goes back to work, but tries to be more careful of these people or AI? it just feels like a mess, but again it was well acted and well shot which is a positive, but would recommend a watch just to see what could have been I guess.
Reading the collider interview done after, he said it was supposed to be an algorithm and he was going to show servers and stuff to make it clear, but thought it was distracting, but without that, it makes less sense. He wanted to make it a film about an artist who will stop at nothing to do their craft, but it's never portrayed that way, she just seems to do it as a job to pay bills, but she has some morals. It's interesting especially reading the interview, seeing it like just a machine taking over your life kind of is interesting, but a lack of time spent getting certain things across or explaining things holds the film back.
This was surprisingly tense. Seems a little unrealistic yet still possible. I wish they would of explained how it happened better.
Whenever I see that a movie is from Blumhouse I just get excited. This one was no different. Really liked this movie. It was intens and creepy, kept me on edge. The only thing I didn't like how they explained the plot. It's not a total let down, the idea of maybe a network of people copying succesful camgirls to get all of their money, creepy enough but I would've liked it better if it turned out to be someone she knew. When watching this we thought that it could've been the awkward girl she bumped into in the supermarket, who maybe did it to Baby first, bumped into Alice , found out she was in the same business and decided to do the same thing to her, out of jealousy or an old grudge. A more personal touch would have made this story more interesting for me but over all this was a good movie.
a movie about chaturbate? but less fun :-P no it looks like more like mfc :)
Nice until the ending. We don't know who and how. Her major issue was that the money wasn't going in her account. Next time? I'll just open another account!
i saw a review somewhere calling this "more relatable and realistic than a black mirror episode" which is honestly deeply insulting. how dare you compare this to black mirror. if this were a black mirror episode it'd be the worst in the series by a country mile. incoherent and unsatisfying my time has been WASTEd
it was going well and then ????
The ending was extremely disappointing! It did not make sense at all...
Is like they where trying to take the idea of Searching (the movie that also did go out this year) and giving a different criticizes of what the internet is turning all of us now. I think that this movie has the capacity of being a great movie, but the fact of the history doesn't being explain it enough and doesn't having a really good final and storyline, leaved a lot to be desired. Please, just go watch Searching. That is a fucking great movie.
bitch what the fuck they dont explain nothing i want to know about the copy, how they did it???? fuck that movie
I don't know how authentic the twist in the film is, but if anything, it should be yet another reminder that we live too much of our lives online. A good film, and way better than you probably think it's going to be, considering the vague similarities to such films as Girl House.