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Chatroom (2010)

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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Enda Walsh (play), Enda Walsh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Anderson ... Si
Matthew Ashforde Matthew Ashforde ... Jim's Father
Dorothy Atkinson ... Emily's Mother
Matthew Beard ... Jim
Alex Blake ... Man on Mobile Phone
Noa Bodner Noa Bodner ... Woman at Book Launch
Amanda Boxer ... Mrs. Sinclair
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ... Yorkshire Housewife
Megan Dodds ... Grace
Michelle Fairley ... Rosie
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Young Jim
Elarica Johnson ... Ushi (as Elarica Gallacher)
Nicholas Gleaves ... Paul
Ross Gurney-Randall Ross Gurney-Randall ... Large Camden Man
Gerald Home Gerald Home ... Tony Layton
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Storyline

5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Control. Alter. Delete.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexual material and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chat room See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$552,535
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ruby Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While the film advertises "from the director of The Ring" director Hideo Nakata was, in fact, the director of the original Japanese film Ringu (1998) to which would inspire the American remake The Ring (2003) by American director Gore Verbinski. Nakata however would return to direct the American sequel The Ring Two (2005) See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
William: Now!
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Alternate Versions

The film was altered based on advice given by the BBFC at the script stage to avoid a potential 18 certificate. Several lines of sexual dialogue were altered, and the filmmakers were also advised to avoid "novel detail" when it came to shoot the suicide scenes. See more »

Connections

References Bugsy Malone (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude No.11 in F
[The Well-Tempered Clavier - 2nd Book BWV 880]
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by The Swingle Singers
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Courtesy of Universal Music Division Classics Jazz (France)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Weird but in a good way
5 January 2011 | by BooHoo7902See all my reviews

I didn't really know what to expect with this film. There wasn't much media hype or anything of such so I thought I'd give it a go anyway.

I was a bit unsure of how the storyline was going to set out. The general pace of the film was quite set out as I didn't feel as if there were any parts that tend to have dragged on.

The character development was good, however, some characters such as Emily could have had a bit more involvement during.

Some of the acting was a bit tinny at times, especially at the start but it seemed to ease off as the story became more involved.

The ending was a slight shock and did in fact have me on the edge of my seat which I was incredibly surprised at!

The creepiness of Aaron Johnson's character William was what did it for me. I think he played it pretty well.

Overall, if you're looking for a film which incorporates some modern day technology and a bit of a nut job, this one is for you!


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