Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.
It takes some inspiration from a few real godawful social media influencers who have done some quite unethical and even downright obscene things, and tunes it up a notch to present how detached from the real world all these people are. And that is exactly the vibe that the whole movie presents, detachment from reality and lack of social awareness.
Keery really carries the film. His acting is fantastic, and he's been given a lot of great lines to deal with. This isn't some extremely artistic project with deep metaphors and whatnot. The movie does just what it's supposed to. The format it uses it spot on, it takes the YouTube/Instagram/Reddit realm and makes it into a movie that really works. People have mentioned the Unfriended movies. Those movies are dumb and take themselves way too seriously for being so painfully bad.
So, my advice, don't listen to the bad reviews and see it for yourself. In fact, at the time I'm writing this, the written user reviews are all 7+. For me, the movie is maybe 7.5, but I'm giving it an 8 cause it really deserves to get a better rating on here and be seen. Some of the garbage I've seen on here with significantly higher ratings is just ridiculous.
If you want an hour and a half of witty dark humor and fun at the expense of the emotionally-detached social media culture, this is the film for you.
- Aug 15, 2020