This is a horror movie for 2018: insurance scams, undercover reporters, stalkers, toxic masculinity, bureaucratic nightmares, opioids–it has many of the real horrors of the current age in such over-the-top doses that it’s painfully realistic. If there had been a little politics thrown in, it would have been just a bit too much.
I like that Sawyer (played by Claire Foy) is abrasive and rude and kind of unlikable; it made me root for her as a character, though I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like her as a co-worker. Her stalker, David (played by Joshua Leonard), is a completely detestable “incel” type, which also seems right for this movie: finding something to like about him would have ruined an incredibly satisfying ending.
The gimmick of the movie (because every movie these days needs a gimmick, I guess) is that it was shot on an iPhone; except for the intimate, handheld feel of the movie, it doesn’t really have much of an impact (which may be a testament to the improving quality of smartphone video more than anything else). Overall, I thought this was a nice little psychological horror movie with some dark satire running under it, well worth a watch.