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 »
People need to think about what this film is really about.
Firstly, I'm gonna say that I think some people have the wrong idea about this film and the message it's getting across. This film being unrealistic, badly acted or poorly scripted frankly has nothing to do with it in my opinion.
Who should say what is unrealistic where these types of scenario's are concerned. As far as I'm aware, anybody can be affected by bullying of any kind anywhere in the world. Bullying doesn't just happen to "foreigners", "ugly" or "fat" people as another reviewer stated. I really don't think it matters that the victim in this film is a pretty, blonde 17 year old girl who would apparently be popular in the "real world".
The point of this film is to get the message across about how cyber bullying in particular can affect anybody and I think this film does this really well. I also don't think the film needed to end with a victim of the bullying successfully committing suicide to get the seriousness of this subject over to people. What this story did for me was show that victims of bullies do go through a really tough time but you can come through the other side with your head held high because you didn't let bullies get to you in the end.
Yes, the acting isn't always the best and the script could arguably have been better but look at the bigger picture here people. Cyber bullying and bullying of any kind is a serious problem and people (often teenagers, etc) do end their lives because of it. But I feel this movie has brought awareness to this issue in a positive way and will (and probably has) taught many people about the seriousness of this topic.
In my opinion this is a great film that puts over information in an important topical subject in just the right way.
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