If you have the opportunity to see this movie, you must do anything else instead. I wish I had time to personally contact every person on Letterboxd who gave this a good star rating so I can ask them if they're okay.
This movie had a lot going for it but FUUUUUUUUMBLED in the third act. There were a lot of miniature, forgivable missteps along the way because, like, look, it's a YA novel punching above its weight class it ain't gonna be perfect. But this movie goes all the way off the rails. Before I get into that, some positives:
- I like how the movie handles the difference between moving in predominantly black and white spaces like a superhero with…
Oh, hey! It's my favorite genre! White people grifting the world on an idea and a smiiiiiiiile. Lady Theranos is like, horrifying and otherworldly and my main beef with this documentary is that it ends right when the shit hits the fan, robbing us of the extra three hours I would have happily spent watching her unblinking refutation of every lie she'd ever told in deposition tapes.
When I watch a fall from grace I want to see a motherfucker hit the damn pavement. Don't cut to the director credit the minute they trip off the dais.