Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
The head girl Justine gives a speech on the funeral of the teenage schoolmate Darren Mullet who has just committed suicide but she does not recall who he was. Then she is invited by Alexis to date him in the celebration party in the house of his friend Bradley. Soon Justine discovers that Darren had a crush on her and was bullied by Bradley and his friends including Alexis. When each one of Bradley's friends is found dead, they discover that Darren has returned from beyond to revenge the humiliations he was submitted to. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During a scene with Mary Nighy and Ruby Bentall, a DVD playing The Duchess (2008) with Keira Knightley can be seen. Stars of Tormented Calvin Dean and Georgia King also appear in this movie. See more »
Nearly everyone has the apparently unpopular and bullied character's phone number saved into their phones. See more »
Is it true then? Are you actually kicking in her back door?
That's my girlfriend you're talking about you fucking moron.
I said not to CALL ME THAT!
[They both laugh]
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Shortly into the end credits there is an additional scene. See more »
Darren couldn't escape even when he was at home. They sent him texts and e-mails and they set up a website.
Tormented is directed by Jon Wright and written by Stephen Prentice. It stars Alex Pettyfer, Sophie Wu, April Pearson, Calvin Dean, Dimitri Leonidas and Tuppence Middleton. Music is by Paul Hartnoll and cinematography by Trevor Forrest.
A bullied teenager at Fairview High School takes his own life but appears to have come back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates.
Gruesome, fun and flavoured by pinches of satire, Tormented is a far better film than the internet ratings suggest. The serious subject of bullying makes its point, particularly late in the proceedings, but the makers are more interested in capturing the spirit of the techno teen times while focusing on the antagonists in their natural habitat. They are a dislikable bunch, not only in how they treat those they view as inferior to themselves, but also to each other. Even the central "couple" at the core of the plotting, the closest the film has to someone for us to side with as they strive to survive, come with bile baggage that reveals itself as we hurtle towards a deliciously spiky finale. There is much self-absorption and crudeness, sexulisation and ignorance, it's a bit of a kicker is this, but we are firmly on the side of the recently departed Darren Mullet (Calvin Dean). The cast performances are a mixed bunch, but this hardly hurts the picture, while serious gore hounds will lament the lack of close ups for the "killer" scenes. But this is more than a generic slasher, it has psychological smarts and nifty observations on modern technology's usage for cruel intimidation. It also knows how to have a good time, and you should too. 7/10
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