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King Kelly (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 May 2014 (South Korea)
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King Kelly is the online username of Kelly, a young girl from Long Island, NY who dreams of becoming famous through her webcam strip tease show. Obsessed with the prospect of celebrity, Kelly stops at nothing to get what she wants.

Director:

Andrew Neel

Writers:

Andrew Neel (story), Mike Roberts (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Louisa Krause ... Kelly
Libby Woodbridge ... Jordan
Roderick Hill Roderick Hill ... Poo Bare
Will Brill ... Ryan
Jon Orsini ... Matt (as Jonny Orsini)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Auzenne ... Drug Dealer
Aaron Cassara ... Tom
Ash Christian ... Dean
Beth Dzuricky ... Mom
Ian Eaton ... Man on Street #2
Ramsey Faragallah ... Liquor Store Clerk
Anthony Fazio ... Blake
Peter Ferguson Peter Ferguson ... Blow-Job Guy
Emily Fleischer Emily Fleischer ... Girl at Fire
Betina Joly Betina Joly ... Party Girl
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King Kelly is the online username of Kelly, a young girl from Long Island, NY who dreams of becoming famous through her webcam strip tease show. Obsessed with the prospect of celebrity, Kelly stops at nothing to get what she wants.

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...No one will believe me when I post this

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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SeeThink Films See more »
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On the Hunt for Internet Stardom
20 January 2014 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

Be prepared to hate King Kelly.

The character, that is, not the movie. Though possibly the movie too, depending on your tolerance for movies about spoiled brat kids with an unbearable sense of entitlement and a nonexistent grasp of reality and the consequences that come from behaving badly. You might also hate it if the idea of a movie filmed entirely on iPhones in shaky first-person and extreme close up sounds obnoxious. And if there is anything about "King Kelly" that tested my patience, it was this stylistic conceit that's been done to death and stops making narrative sense 10 minutes into the film. It's just not plausible that characters, even characters as obsessed with themselves as the ones who populate this movie, would be able to continue filming each other in any number of the situations in which they find themselves. Those situations include a car accident, a queasy sexual encounter with a state trooper and a shooting, along with lots of running around trying to track down a lost package of drugs.

Other reviewers seem to be responding to "King Kelly" as if it's a zany satire not to be taken too seriously. But if this film was meant to be funny, it's attempts failed miserably, because I found it to be more akin to a horror movie than a screwball comedy. It's not a great film, but it does tap into something very authentic about the current world culture of self-made celebrity, in which people with no talent and nothing really interesting to say or relate can pretend to be the famous person they'd rather be by posting every last thought and action on the Internet for the world to see. It's a deeply depressing trend, one that highlights just how bored people are with their lives and how desperate they are to be seen and heard, no matter for what reasons.

Grade: B+


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