Suki Waterhouse (Detective Pikachu)
Carly Chaikin (The Last Song)
Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place)
Melissa Bergland (Winners & Losers)
Alexis, a babysitter, and the child she cares for both watch a video featuring Danielle Williams, a popular social media star and “content creator” who is receiving her own television show. Later, Alexis returns to her house to prepare for a New Year’s Eve party while admiring how “perfect” Danielle’s life appears to be. Her high-school friends Kaela and Chloe arrive, and they all catch up, discussing their friendship with Danielle before she became famous and the possibility that she may not show up. Later on, she does, though tension mounts between her and Alexis.While going about their night, Danielle unknowingly annoys the others by filming them for her Instagram and not knowing about their lives. As the girls are enjoyed the party, however, during a game of “Never Have I Ever”, Alexis loses her temper at Danielle during the latter’s turn before saying she never bullied a girl named Kelsey until she killed herself. Danielle attempts to move on, but Alexis waterboards her with champagne, counts down to midnight, then turns to the other girls to tell them to tie her up like they all agreed to.With Danielle tied up with balloon strings, Alexis berates her for bullying each one of them before revealing that she intends to record her confessing her role in Kelsey’s suicide and ruin her career. Danielle agrees, but only says she should’ve done more to stop Kelsey’s bullying without admitting to doing it herself. In response, Alexis smears the products from Danielle’s make-up line that the latter had given to them as gifts in Danielle’s face and cuts off a section of her hair with broken glass to make her more “camera-ready.” This becomes too much for Kaela, who leaves the room to FaceTime her girlfriend, Frankie. When Alexis follows Kaela out, Danielle attempts to convince Chloe to set her free by offering Chloe her spot on the YouTube channel she will be leaving. Chloe starts to untie her just before the others get back. After Alexis and Kaela return, Danielle attacks Alexis, knocking her out.Danielle and Chloe lock Alexis and Kaela inside a sauna, intending to wait until they die before calling the cops so they will see the deaths as an accident. Danielle refuses to let them live, lest her dark past be revealed, and her career ruined. Chloe seems unsure but Danielle ultimately convinces her otherwise. Alexis and Kaela eventually discover a champagne bottle and, using it to smash the window of the sauna, nearly escape only to run into Danielle and Chloe. They hide in Alexis’s closet before Alexis leaves to find her phone, leaving Kaela alone. Chloe finds Kaela, who tries to convince her to walk away and keep everything secret. Chloe claims Kaela doesn’t want her to succeed and accidentally kills her. Meanwhile, Danielle corners Alexis and cuts her calf, but she’s able to get away. A shaken Chloe comes down to meet Danielle while Alexis tends to her wound. Frankie arrives looking for Kaela because she didn’t answer her phone. Danielle and Chloe decide to frame her for the murders, and after letting her in, Chloe kills her. Alexis runs upstairs and prepares to defend herself. When her ex-friends give chase, Alexis knocks Chloe down the stairs, killing her. Danielle then engages Alexis in another fight, only for Alexis to throw Danielle out of a window to her death in the pool.Later on, an influencer who worked with Danielle discusses how Frankie killed Danielle after the latter encouraged Kaela to end the relationship. Alexis stands next to her, and, after taking a moment to “grieve”, she immediately becomes bubbly and films her own video, happy that she now has Danielle’s life.Anything can be picked apart. No creation is without flaws. Relax and let the movie happen. It’s a fun ride and a grand setup for the ending! Is it totally realistic? Nope! Enjoy it! I found it very well cast and never took itself too seriously.