A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school. A well-adjusted teenager becomes depressed when ... See full summary »
The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.
Cassie's life changes when she moves and attends a high school ruled by the most beautiful girl in school, Priscilla, and her beautiful sidekicks. Priscilla immediately takes a dislike to ... See full summary »
A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in ... See full summary »
Marcia Gay Harden,
Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets a a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to cyberbullying. Written by
The movies story is at least somewhat inspired by the suicide of Megan Meier, a teenager living in Missouri who committed suicide after a mother, Lori Drew, her daughter, and their then-employee Ashley Grills pretended to be a teenage boy named Josh Evans and bullied her online after pretending to be her friend. See more »
Taylor's phone changes throughout the movie. You can tell by the camera lens on the back. See more »
Inaccurate portrayal of cyber-bullying is entertaining but unrealistic
It seems that ABC Family has debuted a new film about cyberbullying in social networks. Unfortunately, though, it seems as if was made by someone who knows absolutely nothing about cyberbullying in social networks. Even though some valuable points are made, "Cyberbully" is strictly for entertainment. The movie might actually be brilliant as a black comedy, as Taylor Hillridge tells her best friend that she "can't get the cap off," which is almost undoubtedly bound to be remembered as a staple in television comedy. In fact, at points, the film is so ridiculous that it nearly seemed to have been made as a black comedy. "Cyberbully" also has amateurish cinematography (half of them appearing to have been taken from some serialized drama) and a plain script with wooden dialogue, even though the acting performance of Emily Osment is definitely worthy of praise. The portrayal of cyber- bullying is completely unrealistic, where the main character signs up for a website that apparently doesn't allow you to even delete posted comments. When she should just delete her account, "it's too late" is used as an excuse. When she should just block the profile of anybody she doesn't like, the website seems not to have a blocking option. This is completely inaccurate, as most social networking websites will let you delete comments, block profiles of people, and report spam comments. "Cyberbully" has convincing acting and entertainment, as well as good messages, but is unrealistic and unintentionally humorous at times, which overshadows the redeeming qualities.
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