Kino Lorber has debuted the official trailer for the SXSW-screened thriller Like Me. The film is a reflection of the times, telling a twisted coming-of-age story that “takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.”
Like Me follows a reckless loner, played by Addison Timlin, who sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs.
Check out the official trailer for Like Me below:
The film is worth a viewing for the trippy visuals alone. Its psychedelic images are filled with modern-neon aesthetic but many of the set pieces are almost Jodorowsky-esque in their construction and design. The film will certainly leave many divisive viewers; many of whom will love its full-on style while others finding it tedious or inaccessible, but those are often the most interesting movies.
The film co-stars Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner, Stuart Rudin, and Nicolette Pierini. Like Me is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Robert Mockler. The movie is executive-produced by indie-horror legend Larry Fessenden, whose own movies include 1995’s Habit and The Last Winter and who also costars in Like Me.
Timlin’s career began when she played little orphan Annie at the age of 9 back in 2000/2001 on stage for the Papermill Playhouse and the Theater of The Stars Tour before heading off to Broadway. She made her feature film debut in the 2005 Clive Owen thriller Derailed and would go on to appear in TV series like 3 lbs. opposite Stanley Tucci and Law And Order. One of his biggest roles to date was in 2011 where she starred in the Showtime hit series Californication. Most recently she landed her next lead role after Like Me in the “un-biopic” titled When I’m A Moth as a young Hillary Rodham Clinton set in 1969, which is being described as a parable about America, political narratives, and the absence of free will. Timlin is a rising star to keep an eye on.
Check out the poster for Like Me below:
Like Me hits theaters on January 26, 2018, and on VOD in February.
Images: Kino Lorber