Isn’t it amazing how the littlest things can blow up in your face in the most epic way? That’s exactly what social media wannabe and aspiring writer Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) seems to be learning in the trailer for Fox Searchlight’s upcoming comedy NOT OKAY. After telling a little white lie about a trip to Paris brings WAY more attention then was expected or intended Danni is stuck with the whirlpool she created and just tries to ride it out. *Spoiler Alert* That NEVER seems to work out well for the liar when the dust settles.
Honestly, this is one of my favorite micro-genres, the whole “lie that spins completely out of control” storyline always pulls me in and is one of the few plotlines that works equally well in thrillers as it does in comedies. I will tell you one thing, Zoey Deutch has me interested. I’ve heard the name plenty but couldn’t tell you a single thing she’d been in but I’m running an IMdB scan after seeing this trailer, you can believe that. She seems genuinely funny and completely believable as someone who desperately wants to be cool but just has no clue how to get there. Teen Wolf fans will be glad to know Dylan O’Brien co-stars and sports a look very set apart from the norm for the young Hollywood hearthrob.
Check out the trailer for NOT OKAY below and look for it on Hulu July 29th, 2022!
Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She “returns” a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a real trauma survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams Colin (Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the façade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.