Like Me (Blu-ray) (2017)
Not Rated Dir: Robert Mockler | Kino Video | 1h 20min

Review By: Matt Malouf | March 22nd, 2018

Plot: What’s it about?

A loner named Kiya (Addison Timlin) sets out on a crime spree that garners big attention from social media. The film begins with our lead character going through a late night drive-thru style convenience store asking for milk. She dons a mask (which is quite freaky looking) and holds the potential victim with a fake gun. The scene has the potential to get the film off a great note, but it’s so badly acted that I couldn’t wait for it to be over. It’s this robbery that attracts a large audience, and this propels our loner to pursue more crimes and post it so social media. We then see and hear various reactions from the audience as she’s torturing one man and various other things.

I’ll come right out and say it, but I really couldn’t stand this film. It has the right idea, but the execution is so poorly done. We get random shots of characters chewing, popping pills, vomiting and other things. The film is just too meandering and badly acted that I was just ready for it to end. It’s hard to see what point the filmmakers are trying to prove here. As far as out loner goes, she isn’t the least bit interesting or developed. I’m not saying our protagonist has to be likeable, but she isn’t the least bit intriguing. This makes for a long film even with its running time around the 80 minute mark. It felt never ending and without much purpose. I also think it’s a bit out of touch with the modern world. It’s hard to think of people just sitting around and not reporting what they’re seeing. Either way, the film wants to provide insight into the modern world, but feels strangely shallow and incomplete. I couldn’t wait for the film to end.

Video: How’s it look?

The cover art for this film is quite attractive with our lead character sitting on her car between two trees with a nice purple like tint. I bring this up, because I imagined the film would follow this look. Outside of the opening moments, the look is pretty straightforward. With that being said, the transfer still satisfies. We get an AVC encoded image with a 1.85:1 ratio. Despite the obvious low budget, things look well here with no serious issues detected. Many of the images here are quite disgusting, but the transfer itself is free of flaws.

Audio: How’s it sound?

We get a DTS track that works just fine, with vocals having a clarity to them. The background channels kick in when needed. This won’t be a demo disc, but for a film of this sort, it works just fine. There’s a change in quality, which is intentional when we hear the random comments from social media posts. All things told, this track works well.

Supplements: What are the extras?

  • Making of Documentary – At just under 5 minutes, this can hardly be called a documentary, but what are you going to do?
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

The Bottom Line

I will be very blunt: I hated this film. It proves neither insightful to the modern world nor intriguing enough to make us care. It’s gross and meandering and without much of a soul. I couldn’t wait for it to end. Skip it.

Disc Features
  • (1.85:1) Aspect Ratio
  • Video Codec: AVC
  • Audio: DTS HD Master
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scene(s)
  • Featurette
  • Documentary
  • Digital Copy
  • 1 Disc Set
  • IMDb Information Certified Fresh 71%
Like Me (Blu-ray)