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Cyberbully (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 July 2011
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A teenager is subjected to a campaign of bullying by classmates through a social networking site.

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Charles Binamé

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Teena Booth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Osment ... Taylor Hillridge
Kay Panabaker ... Samantha Caldone
Meaghan Rath ... Cheyenne Mortenson
Kelly Rowan ... Kris Hillridge
Jon McLaren ... Scott Ozsik (as Jon Mclaren)
Robert Naylor ... Eric Hillridge
Nastassia Markiewicz ... Lindsay Fordyce
Jade Hassouné ... Caleb
Caroline Redekopp ... Karen Caldone
Ivan Smith Ivan Smith ... Darren Mortensen
Ronda Louis-Jeune Ronda Louis-Jeune ... Becca
John Maclaren ... Senator Evans
Marcel Jeannin ... Dr. Rilke
Bruce Dinsmore ... Lindsay's Father
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Reporter (as Danny Blanco-Hall)
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Storyline

Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets 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 Paramorezombiea, skribb

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Words can hurt.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyberbu//y See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Originally was to air on Disney Channel. See more »

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When Taylor is dumped at the side of the road by Sammi, we see the license plate of her Jeep Cherokee. In a later shot, at the school, the girls pass by a Subaru Forester with the same plate as Sammi's Jeep. See more »

Quotes

Kris Hillridge: [answers her phone] This is Kris.
Samantha Caldone: It's Samantha. I think something is wrong with Taylor. She posted a video online and now she's not answering the phone and I'm really freaking out!
Kris Hillridge: Er, Samantha, slow down. I can't understand you.
Samantha Caldone: I think she's trying to kill herself!
Kris Hillridge: Oh, my God!
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Inaccurate portrayal of cyber-bullying is entertaining but unrealistic
4 February 2012 | by OneMovieLoverSee all my reviews

It seems that ABC Family has debuted a new film about cyberbullying in social networks. Unfortunately, though, it seems it was conceived 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 - note the moment 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 its shots 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 worthy of praise. The portrayal of cyber-bullying is highly unrealistic; 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 sometimes even unintentionally humorous at times; both far overshadow any redeeming qualities you will be able to find.


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