5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Enda Walsh (play), Enda Walsh (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Anderson ... Si
Matthew Ashforde Matthew Ashforde ... Jim's Father
Dorothy Atkinson ... Emily's Mother
Matthew Beard ... Jim
Alex Blake ... Man on Mobile Phone
Noa Bodner ... Woman at Book Launch
Amanda Boxer ... Mrs. Sinclair
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ... Yorkshire Housewife
Megan Dodds ... Grace
Michelle Fairley ... Rosie
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Young Jim
Elarica Johnson ... Ushi (as Elarica Gallacher)
Nicholas Gleaves ... Paul
Ross Gurney-Randall Ross Gurney-Randall ... Large Camden Man
Gerald Home Gerald Home ... Tony Layton
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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 its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Control. Alter. Delete.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Hideo Nakata's second English-language film after The Ring Two (2005). See more »

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[last lines]
William: Now!
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Alternate Versions

The film was altered based on advice given by the BBFC at the script stage to avoid a potential 18 certificate. Several lines of sexual dialogue were altered, and the filmmakers were also advised to avoid "novel detail" when it came to shoot the suicide scenes. See more »

Connections

References Bugsy Malone (1976) See more »

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Gravity's Rainbow
(Soulwax remix)
Performed by Klaxons (as The Klaxons)
Written by Jamie Reynolds, James Righton and Simon Taylor-Davies
Publishing by Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A well decorated, but hollow shell.
2 May 2011 | by GreenzombidogSee all my reviews

Horrible teens somehow get sucked in to doing horrible things by a floppy haired sulky cliché of the spoilt upper crust.

Past the original idea of portraying internet chat rooms as a physical space this movie has nothing new to offer. Every character is so one dimensional it's a joke. You have sulky emo kid angry at the world. The conservative political girl, the shy geek and the posh totty who hates being posh. This plays out more like a poorly written teen novel than a movie. I thought the manipulation of the other teens by the angry Emo was far too simple. Within one conversation he has the conservative character smearing feces all over her parents car.

I found it hard to relate to any of the characters because they had no depth. None of them felt real to me. I just hated them all. The only reason I kept watching was in the hope I'd see them all get their comeuppance.

The film is very nice to look at with some quite clever visual ideas for some of the chat rooms. Also the stop motion sections were quite a nice break from the whiny teens.

In the end all this movie really ended up being was a very heavy handed message of 'be careful who you talk to on the internet'. I just wanted to be entertained and not spoken to like a child.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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$683,912
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1.85 : 1
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