The duo of directionless millennials hit the jackpot when they discover a huge social justice problem with no one in their generation stepping up to solve it. This gives them the motivation to create an app called SignNow to help solve the issue and make millions.
But the guys don’t know where to go from there, so they join hands with the crowdfunding platform, Bankrolled, and move into their “tech incubator” to make it happen.
The premise of this movie has all the makings of a comedy classic. Two directionless millennials believe that their lack of employment is because they are clueless and lazy while working towards a goal. See how they try to chip away at their incompetence with a bone of contention.
*Bankrolled Review does not contain spoilers*
Play, Sign and Like to Change the World- Rolling my eyes at Bankrolled
Two aimless guys make an app that helps settle social justice issues in the best way possible: rambling discussions. Presented as a satire of start-up culture, I think this Netflix original movie has some pretty on-the-spot commentary on current affairs. It also depicts high profile investors as bumbling, incoherent drug addicts, something every start-up founder can relate to. If you’re tired of thinking critically and want to watch directionless bros for one-and-a-half hours, then look no further.
The creator was, probably, high on “Ukrainian Ritalin” while directing it. Still, then, that’s the motive of pushing the film ahead – a funny and irreverent sketch of today’s generation and a drug-addled culture stirring up notions of slacking and lack of ambition.
There’s a running theme in the zeitgeist these days: young people hate everything. They’re always complaining about how difficult life is, and why aren’t there any good movies coming out anymore? We millennials are more entitled than ever. We need our social justice, we need our safe spaces — and this movie is perfect for us. Alright, guys, I know you hate everything. I get it. So hate on! I know you’ll love this one. But be warned: This movie might make you question your sanity more than once.
Bankrolled couldn’t have come out at a better time. It perfectly showcases how our culture is shifting towards the growing acceptance of Aderalls while also skewering other timely issues such as startups, social media influencers, and cryptocurrency.
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Living Off Kombucha-Bankrolled in a Gist
Here’s a comedy that spoofs start-ups, the tech industry and the “social justice warriors” who have unfortunately become synonymous with the tech scene in recent years. It has a satirical tone that is, ultimately, run dry. So, where does it fall short? And what does it do right?
It doesn’t ever stick to the landing. It falls short because it doesn’t give as much of a chance to poke fun at both sides as you’d like. It works well with some of its actors. Fundamentally, however, it delivers a not-so-funny punchline for a comedy flick.
There’s a fine line between the moronic and the ingenious, which is brilliantly blurred in Bankrolled” Economic desperation drives two directionless millennial bros to pitch a bold new Idea that raises millions then receives terrible reviews due to the introspection of one of the guys involved in it. A frantic scramble ensues when they are left with nothing but a boilerplate of things done to fetch likes and, in general, a validation of their own once the funding runs out and their platform drowns.
Netflix’s latest film Bankrolled– A Gross Joke on Entitled and Misguided Youth
Even after raising millions in venture capital, the guys have no product and no idea how they’ll top their success. Sound like a movie? It’s not. Netflix’s latest movie, Bankrolled, is equal parts satire, parody, wordplay, and shame on my future generation for being too lazy to care about anything other than getting stoned all day.
Bankrolled is an accidental tale of getting rich from a progressive perspective. With their new wealth, they embark on a journey to become relevant in the world and realize their self-worth. Along the way, they feel lost in the wilderness. It’s easy to forget that people, not caricatures found even the most outrageous start-ups.
The duo speculates on how to develop the app. To their horror—and comedic misfortune—the real world intervenes. They are forced into a series of uncomfortable and hilarious situations that push them out of their comfort zone while testing their friendship. Haggling on an apparent grandiose idea- the plot is a so-called raucous comedy about friendship, entrepreneurship, and finding your true calling.
Stream It or Skip It?
Bankrolled is about a couple of squabbling, freedom-loving, norm-deriding dudes who create a wildly successful app. The whole time my inner reasoning was going bonkers like the protagonist when he’s under the scrutiny of his calorie deficit counter set by his fitness-obsessed girl. Here’s an unapologetic piece of exaggerated comedy that subverts bromance tropes.
I was initially excited at the prospect of seeing the idea behind this movie come to fruition. You can imagine my disappointment when it fell flat with its ambitions. Predictably, there is no way to launch this idea online without an army of Twitter trolls, internet comments sections, and Reddit subgroups coming out of the woodwork to vilify these modern-day entrepreneurs. You can probably predict what will happen after that too.
We’re done here. You can go in peace!
Bankrolled is streaming on Netflix.