Maybe most people lie a little on the Internet. Users steal harmless viral stories to gain traction, influencers lie about the actual use of all the products they promote, and people generally lie about how their days go. With the use of the modern Internet, everyone plays into a certain facade, which exaggerates some of the worst aspects of our culture. However, in Quinn Shepard’s new satirical film Not goodZoey Deutch stars in the film as a young woman whose little lie about a trip to Paris quickly spirals out of control, leaving her to deal with unforeseen consequences.
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Deutsch leads Not good as Danni Sanders, “an aspiring writer with no goals, no friends, no romantic prospects and, even worse, no followers, fakes a friendly Instagram trip to Paris in hopes of building her social media influence” .
The synopsis of the film continues: “When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Light, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She “makes” a hero, even forming an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Don’t make me go Mia Isaac), a survivor of the shooting at a school dedicated to societal change, and who got the man of her dreams Colin (Love and Monsters’ Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she’s always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the facade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the internet loves teardowns.
Not good marks Deutch and O’Brien’s second film together, following the gangster flick filmed in Chicago last year The clothe. As an actor, Shepard has appeared in films such as Cameron Post’s Bad Education, The Man in the Woodsand Sweet, sweet lonely girl. She made her directorial debut in 2017 with the film Blamein which she also starred.
Not good premieres exclusively on Hulu on July 29.