Nerve

Nerve

DVD - 2016
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Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high-stakes finale.

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Lizarella
Apr 07, 2020

This film is a thrilling commentary on our social media saturated world and the lengths some people will go to for attention and fame.

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section31
Mar 01, 2020

A reality game that makes the player do bad things to gain money.

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Sleepytimemelly
Oct 01, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie. And yet it got me thinking a lot about our dependence on the internet, need for attention and validation.

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candlesticktroughs
Aug 13, 2018

i really got involved in this one. scarey, if you care about the lead character (and i do). valid social criticisms, too: this one's futuristic speculations seems valid, to me. what a wild and crazy culture we all have together, even the young and beautiful. i'd say the theme of this one derives from aldous huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD, even the tone.

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jferrerosa2
Jun 25, 2018

I'll be honest. "The Lottery," "Lord of the Flies," "Battle Royale" and "Hunger Games" are essentially the same things except they don't involve social media or money. This is a commentary on the digital age, peer pressure, teen acceptance and fake romance as a way of expressing the issues of the millennial age. Nothing was too surprising in this movie if you know the YA dystopian style or any of the stories/movies above. Still, it's enjoyable and a thriller as the dares increase. I'd probably watch this over some other films I've seen recently.

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amanoletters99
May 22, 2018

This film is perfect for the "me" generation which includes living your life through others, but all within the convenience of your phone. Trite, predictable and with no redeeming value what so ever, this kiddies flick was rather boring. Got nerve? Find something to watch that won't waste your time.

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ausnos
May 18, 2018

Before I begin, I really think that the title should have been "Guts" instead of "Nerve", or even "Guts and Nerve". Overall, I deem this movie quite high because I can see something like this happening now, especially with all the social media and phone frenzy (err...obsession). It was wonderfully put together with just the right amount of tension and depth. I mean, it was a really good watch! I recommend it.

An interesting concept and a fun watch, at least for the first time. I'd say that some of the characters are unbelievably terrible, but that's probably not the case. Not having a singular, identifiable villain is an interesting concept, but I'm not sure how well it works in the larger scheme of things.

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hannag2012
Dec 17, 2017

This is a must watch I love this movie if there is a bad rating then I don't know what people are thinking WATCH THIS MOVIE ha

Franln Nov 24, 2017

A frightening story about the power that the social media obsession and the mob mentality can have over the younger generation.

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jimg2000
Dec 26, 2016

You think that takes nerve? Why don't you take off your masks and show yourselves, huh? You, take off your mask.
Yeah, what's your name? It's easy for you to be brave in a crowd! Hiding behind your screen names. Don't you guys see that you're all still responsible for what happens tonight, even if you are just watching?

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I have a quick question. How would I know if I'm being hacked?
-What do you mean?
Hacked. Somebody's been depositing money into my account under Vee's name.
-That doesn't sound like a hack. Normally, they would take money out if they were hacking you.

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jimg2000
Dec 26, 2016

How do they know you're afraid of heights?
-What?
That's what they do. It's easy. They just take all your info from your old profiles and put it in your nerve profile.
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Um... some kid came by and gave me that book. To the lighthouse, yeah, my favorite.
-Exactly. Because it's on your Facebook page. They know all the information about you, Vee.
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I know how much you love living in the moment, Syd. Well, remember this moment. Because you're one of those
girls who peaks in high school. And when you wake up one day, still living in Staten island, still screwing the same guys,
wondering what the hell happened to your life.
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You guys are the dumbest smart kids I've ever met.

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