Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, 'What would you do for love?' When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.
Badgley is still immensely watchable as Joe, who has the heart of a rom-com hero and the mind/lack of impulse control of a creepy stalker. The actor juggles the dual duties of on-screen performance and voiceover narration with unrelenting charm.
The stakes have been raised, the body count is higher and you soon become as obsessed with this story as Joe is with love. We are starting to feel a lot less guilty about this particular guilty pleasure.
For all its ecstatic turns and arch, sometimes operatic nature, You is ultimately an unnerving, complicated portrait of male violence - how it begins, whom it targets, and how its effects ripple outward.