Profile is suspenseful and worth the watch!
Profile tells the true story of an undercover British journalist who creates a Facebook profile to infiltrate a militant extremist group online. Posing as a young adult who has recently converted, Amy Whittaker is hoping to get a good story about the inner workings of the organization, but at what cost? I guess you’ll just have to wait and see…
Not only is the storyline intriguing but so is the way this movie was filmed. Profile plays out entirely on her computer screen and while I didn’t like the style at first, it played really well into the story’s angle and the nature of the film. It was so well done that it actually enhanced the experience. Through her computer, they were able to incorporate music, create a time-lapse, and more! It is actually quite impressive.
Shazad Latif (Bilel) and Valene Kane (Amy Whitaker) did such great jobs in their roles, really made their characters come to life on the computer screen. As I mentioned previously, the storyline was captivating. So much so that even though I had every intention of working as I watched the movie, I instead found myself fully immersed in what was going on. I was truly invested in everything that was going on and it had me in suspense the entire time. This film gives you an inside look into that world and it is eye-opening.
Profile is so good and is definitely worth the watch! I was already invested in this story but even more so when I found out that it is based on a true story. I get the feeling that people will underestimate the quality of this film and will be surprised by just how good it is.
Profile is in theaters on May 14th.
More about Profile
PROFILE follows an undercover British journalist in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. The thriller is co-led by Valene Kane (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) and Shazad Latif (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY). PROFILE is inspired by the 2015 nonfiction bestseller “In The Skin of a Jihadist” by a French journalist who now has round-the-clock police protection and has changed her name to Anna Érelle.