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Chatroom (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  22 December 2010 (UK)
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A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior in a chatroom "Chelsea Teens!".

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A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior in a chatroom "Chelsea Teens!".

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Control. Alter. Delete.

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Drama | Thriller

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

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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

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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Blue Skies
Performed by Noah and the Whale
Written by 'Charles Fink (II)'
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
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Promising and Interesting Concept Lost in a Boring and Shallow Film
4 November 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Five troubled teenagers connect to the chatrooom "Chelsea Teens!" in Internet to meet each other and talk in a self-help group. When the depressive Jim decides to commit suicide, the destructive sociopath William lures and pushes him to the edge to force him to kill himself.

The storyline of "Chatroom" is intriguing since the author uses a physical room to depict the conversations of the teens as if they were happening in the real world.

Unfortunately this promising and interesting concept is the only good thing in this boring and shallow film. The execution with several subplots keep going back and forth from Internet to the real world but they are unattractive and maybe indicated for teens. In the end, I was no longer paying attention to this annoying flick. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Chat – A Sala Negra" ("Chat – The Black Room")


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