King Kelly
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King Kelly is an aspiring internet star who performs webcam stripteases. When Kelly's car - filled with illegal narcotics that she must deliver - is stolen by her bitter ex-boyfriend on the 4th of July, Kelly and her best friend Jordan embark on an epic whirlwind of drugs, sex, violence and mischief-making as Kelly tries to reclaim what's hers. Kelly's biggest online fan, a wayward State Trooper, joins the journey as the night spirals into chaos. Made entirely from camera-phone footage, King Kelly is a sensational journey through hedonistic American youth culture and the YouTube… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If social satire that elicits scornful laughter is your kind of humor, "King Kelly" will have you doubled over with guilty guffaws."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Neel has hit upon a compelling reason for the found-footage gimmick: to indict a narcissistic generation who think their phones make them royalty."
‑ Matt Singer, Time Out New York
"The film decides very early on, as part of its premise, to reduce Louisa Krause's King Kelly to a one-dimensional narcissist."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Cynical sexploitation neither thrills nor entertains."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"One of the cleverest, funniest and most appallingly true films of the year."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"King Kelly is a film worth seeking out for fans who like social commentary mixed intelligently with entertainment."
‑ Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
"King Kelly is a broad indictment of the emptier side of self-documentation and a more nuanced one of the Internet as a source of affirmation."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"It's an unflinching update to media scholar Neil Postman's prophetic claim about the deadly impact of television on cultural identity: Smartphones in hand, we face the danger of filming ourselves to death."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
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