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Nerve (2016)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Crime, Mystery | 27 July 2016 (USA)
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A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

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Cast

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Vee
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Ian
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Liv
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Wes
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Ty (as Colson Baker)
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Storyline

'Nerve' is about an online dare game, in which people give participants anonymous dares for money. The participants compete with each other to win the grand prize as the dares get tougher. Things get worse when the tasks get increasingly dangerous and lives are at stake. Written by Keith Francis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, some sexual content, language, drug content, drinking and nudity-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nerve: Un juego sin reglas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,445,456, 31 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,562,379, 2 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,003,464, 12 August 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

YouTube star Casey Neistat featured himself and younger brother viewing a private screening of the film on July 10, 2016, via his YouTube channel. Casey is featured in the trailer for the movie and also credited as a player/watcher in the film's ending credits. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Ian weaves in and out of the traffic whilst blindfolded, steering left and right to avoid the cars, without any audible instructions from Vee. But he clearly states a couple moments before that she is in charge and to lean into turns. So she didn't have to voice him verbal directions, she was controlling the motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

Vee: [singing Wu Tang Clan] Dollar... dollar bill you all
Vee: [On her older brother] In the fall I'll be older than my older brother
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, at 01:28:39 It says "Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan". They then show the first several paragraphs of Dickens' "Great Expectations". See more »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky I Got What I Want
Written by Joshua Lloyd-Watson and Thomas McFarland
Performed by Jungle
Courtesy of XL Recordings
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Surprisingly Solid movie with a good message
27 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This movie comes at the perfect time with the craze of Pokemon Go; a time when you literally see millions of people obsessed with an app - where you can find videos of hordes of people in NYC all running after a particular Pokemon.

This is essentially the premise of the movie: a new app (game) comes out that takes teens in a particular city by storm, except the consequences can be much graver.

As to not give anything away, I try to be brief:

The acting was great; the pacing was great, the color pallet and tone of the movie were all top notch.

That being said, the plot - as it developed - felt "obvious", I wasn't surprised by anything and I wasn't ever emotionally "moved." The movie knows what it is, and it does it pretty well - it's a teen thriller.

What the movie explores is far more important: the way people interact with each other when they are hidden behind a wall of anonymity. The movie has a good message.

The BOTTOM LINE: I rate movies on whether it is worth spending the $$$ to see at a theater, in my opinion this one is worth seeing at a matinée showing ($5), but probably not dolling out $12 - $15. I hope that helps.


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