Friday, June 23, 2017

Now on Netflix: You Get Me (2017)

You Get Me (2017) - Directed by Brent Bonacorso; Written by Ben Epstein; Starring Bella Thorne, Taylor John Smith, Halston Sage, Jennifer Esposito.

By Kenny Howell

Fatal Attraction without a dead bunny, and Swimfan without a swim team, You Get Me is the latest woman go crazy when she is rejected film.

The woman going crazy this time is Bella Thorne (The DUFF), the former Disney star that is making that transition to grown up actor. She has shown in a few roles she definitely has a presence on screen, a big personality that comes through like most former child stars that have had to overplay it on those kids shows. Unfortunately, she is not very good at being menacing.

Thorne is Holly, a girl that is new to town, and she meets Tyler (Taylor John Smith) one night at a party. He has just broken up with his girlfriend Alison (Halston Sage). Her past is coming back, which included some sexual trysts that Tyler has a little trouble coming to terms with. So when he connects with Holly, the two spend the night together in her huge mansion and do some naughty things.

But Alison and Tyler might not be done. She apologizes for not letting him in on her past, something she was trying to move forward from. He accepts, and they get back together. Holly doesn't handle that well.

This story has been told several times before, and probably best done by Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction 30 years ago. You Get Me brings nothing else to the story, and uses actors that probably aren't ready to match up with something like that. It's going to do perfectly well on Netflix because people already have that anyway, and it's there, and Bella Thorne has a pretty big following. I am just not sure there is anything there to really make it anything more than that, something passable.

You Get Me is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: *

1 comment:

  1. I watched this last night and thought it was pretty bad. Such a shame as I have enjoyed all of the other Netflix Originals I have watched so far. Your right it has been done so many times and better over the years.