He’s Not Worth Dying For (2022 Lifetime)

He’s Not Worth Dying For (2022 Lifetime)

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Cast: Robin Givens, Rachel Boyd, Hilda Martin, Lachlan Quarmby

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

Based on a true story. Isla and Grace were two typical teenage girls in love. Unfortunately, they fell for the same guy. Jake, a “ladies’ man”, was dating them both without their knowledge. When they discover that Jake was cheating on them, the girls turn on each other in a jealous rivalry and use their arsenal of social media platforms to badmouth and attack one another. While their followers take sides and pit them against each other, their hatred for one another escalates into a real-life fight that ultimately turns deadly. Robin Givens, Rachel Boyd, Hilda Martin, and Lachlan Quarmby star. (2022)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

The movie begins with a girl fight outside of a sorority house. The girls are rival social media influencers. 

There is an emancipated minor, Isla, who has a ring light and dances around in cute outfits she buys from boutiques (and then returns them.) She is obsessed with gaining followers. (Unfortunately for her, they are mostly tweens around town.) 

One of Isla’s tween followers is Grace, who speaks in abbreviations and has Robin Givens as a mother. (Lucky kid!) 

At a party, Isla is busy chugging beers out of solo cups and screaming, “follow me, follow me!” She isn’t too busy to dance with a hunk with 90’s hair named Jake. They start hanging out, and Jake thinks Isla’s social media obsession is dumb. He promises to follow her, to get her to sleep with him. 

The next morning, Isla wakes up to Jake cooking her pancakes. She eats them sexily as possible. Isla falls fast for Jake, even if he doesn’t have s big social media following. That all changes when she has him post shirtless posts online. 

Jake waits tables, and Grace is at one of his tables with her friend Avi; he complements her necklace and then waits outside for her to compliment her some more. They go on a walk by the lake, and Grace shares her plans for college preparation. Grace is very smart and driven. She is also very naive, going as far as giving the guy a friendship bracelet before sharing a kiss. Grace comes home and giddily tells Robin Givens about her new toyboy! 

Grace’s lovey-dovey feelings don’t last long after she sees the video Isla posted on his social. She messages Jake, and he says Isla is just a friend. He sexts messages Isla at the same time. Total two-timer. 

Isla continues to post videos of Jake on her social media. (Even though he asked her not to.)

Grace transfers school to be closer to Jake. He ignores her at school, and Grace’s friends tell her that he didn’t delete his social media; he just blocked Grace so she would THINK he did. Jakes asks Grace to go out in the middle of the night so he can explain himself. He goes into a whole thing about his dead dad and them being from two different worlds. 

It isn’t long before Isla finds out about Jake’s cheating. She takes screenshots of his messages with Grace and stalks Grace on social media. To Isla’s credit, she kicks Jake out as soon as she finds out. Then Isla goes on a social media posting rant fueled by vodka. It takes Isla to 10K.

Grace and her friends see the call-out video, and Grace starts getting bullied online. Ari and Kiley help Grace set up a Finsta to show she can be as big of an influencer as Isla. 

Jake has dinner at Grace’s house with her family and then goes to celebrate Isla’s birthday with her. The man is still dating two girls with no shame! 

Robin Givens finds the Finsta account and is upset with her daughter for becoming a liar. She talks to a popular school teacher named Miss G. They agree to work together to keep an eye on Grace and Jake. 

Grace asks Jake to go to prom with her, and he accepts. Then Grace goes Live and shows her followers Jake’s prom-posal. He also makes plans to move to New York with Isla and gets caught. Jake cries to Grace, and she decides to try and RUN OVER ISLA WITH HER CAR?!?!

Grace and Isla confront one another, and it is recorded on video. Isla says she will kill Grace, which is never something you want to have on tape. The girls fight in the yard outside of a party. (This is also recorded.) Isla grabs a knife and stabs Grace. Jake just watches, dumbfounded, as Grace falls to the ground and dies.

Isla is on trial for the murder, and Jake is known around town as a serial cheater, which he is soooo… good.

The movie really speeds through the law and order part of this movie. I seriously loved the fast-talking lawyer getting through all the legal jargon. 

The lawyers in the trial go hard on Jake, and he has a breakdown on the stand. Isla takes the stand, and the video of her screaming, “I’m going to freaking kill you!” Needless to say, the trial didn’t go her way, and she is serving serious jail time. 

Isla cries looks into the camera, and says to her no followers, “We really could have been friends.” The end! 

Side Note

Minority Report: Isla, Grace, Ari, Cam, Robin Givens, Miss G, Kiley, Lawyer, 

I get where the movie was going with this cautionary tale, but it was a bit extreme. It will be fun to watch once all these references become obsolete. Like, will Charlie D’ Amelio matter in a year. Does she even matter now? 

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*** I’ve updated the rating system moving forward. Knives represent # of kills. Wine is over enjoyment (NOT a value judgment) on a 1-5 scale.

 I will use the following tags for those who want to know whether to watch or skip: Pour it Up (Would Recommend) or Put A Cork In It (Would Not Recommend). 

Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

🔪 (1 Knife and it is pivitol to the plot!)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷🍷 (3 glasses of wine.)

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