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Chatroom (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  22 December 2010 (UK)
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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 it's darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

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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 it's darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

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Control. Alter. Delete.

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

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Eva: Come on! Come on, get personal. Who is it? Who does Jim hate?
Jim: Me.
Mo: Really Jim?
Eva: You hate yourself... So what?
Emily: D'you have an okay family life?
Jim: [Nods] Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a father. But my mum is really nice.
Eva: So you hate yourself, because?
Jim: I've been on anti-depressants for two years.
Emily: And... Do they help? Do you know if they're helping?
Jim: I don't know... Maybe...
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Performed by Riva Starr
Written by Stefano Miele (a.k.a Riva Starr)
© 2007 Expanded Music srl, Italy
Master Recording Courtesy of Dirtybird Records
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Very original and artistic concept, almost genius! Everything but the concept is average at best.
6 May 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I've heard of Chatroom through one of the many Horror lists I've checked here, and while it doesn't fit that genre description (not even tagged as such), it is a pretty disturbing film, and very well made. As a Horror freak, I watch many many films, most of them Horror, and Chatroom has one of the most original and artistic concepts I've ever seen! It shows a very nice interpretation of what people "look" like when they chat online.

The screenplay, script, story and build-up are pretty nice and fit the overall concept. There aren't any real twists, but the plot does thicken at some point in a rather surprising way. The acting is also pretty nice, no more no less. Each of the characters is portrayed pretty much the way it should. I did feel that Aaron Taylor-Johnson slightly lacked the charisma and "charm" to play the role of devious insidious William, and yet he managed to pull it off. Nothing much can be said about the cinematography, as it's only there for the locations and the decoration/set. Soundtrack is also nice...

So with everything being mediocre at best, why would I rate Chartroom so relatively high? Again, on account of the original and almost genius concept. It's been a while since I've seen such original and artistic work, and I'd highly recommend giving this film a chance, if only for that.


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