Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.

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Amy S. Weber

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Amy S. Weber

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hunter King ... Avery Keller
Lexi Ainsworth ... Jessica Burns
Jimmy Bennett ... Brian Slater
Amy S. Weber ... Filmmaker / Amy Gallagher
Stephanie Cotton ... Margarete Burns
Mark Boyd ... Gerald Burns
Christy Engle ... Kassie Keller (as Christy Engle-McGuckin)
Jon W. Martin ... David Keller (as Jon Martin)
Madison Deadman Madison Deadman ... Emily Sailler
Anna Spaseski Anna Spaseski ... Maddy Morrison
Mariah Harrison Mariah Harrison ... Tessa Jackson
Emma Dwyer Emma Dwyer ... Kayla Baker
Michael Maurice Michael Maurice ... Principal Richard Harris
Christy Edwards ... Sherrie Sims
Kevin Yon Kevin Yon ... Robert Hipple
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16 year old Jessica Burns has a secret that she's afraid to share with anyone - except her best friend, Brian Slater. For the past year she's been victimized by another girl - her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular and beautiful students. What can you do when the world sees the image of a person but not the reality? With Brian's help and a hidden digital camera, the evidence of Avery's relentless harassment is captured and finally exposed-bringing both girls and their families face to face with the truth. Written by Radish Creative Group

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Based on a Million True Stories See more »

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving teens, and for language | See all certifications »

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Lexi Ainsworth and Hunter King have both been nominated for awards for their roles in two different soap operas. Lexi for General Hospital and Hunter for The Young and the Restless. See more »

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References The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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The Lightning Behind the Mountain
Written by James Schultz and Sunlight Ascending
Performed by Sunlight Ascending
Courtesy of Sunlight Ascending and Mind Vine Media
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Powerful, if somewhat flawed
31 May 2016 | by lizab-506-909170See all my reviews

Saw this movie by chance - was looking for something to watch, opened up Netflix, and it was on the main screen as a suggested title. With a cast of mostly unknowns, I wasn't expecting much. But I was surprised.

The acting was mostly very good. Lexi Ainsworth was very believable as the bullied Jessica. I cried along with her, as someone who was also bullied in high school. (To a lesser extent, and before cell phones and social media were really a thing yet.)

For the most part, the story was believable and moving. My only problem with it was that it reinforces the false assumption that bullies usually have a difficult home life. This was the kind of information that was generally believed to be true back when I was in school (graduated high school in 2002), but we know a lot more today. Most bullies come from good families and have good lives.

By the end of the film, I felt like we were supposed to feel a certain amount of sympathy for Avery. But despite how things were portrayed - her life was really not that bad at all. I felt that a lot of things were exaggerated.

Avery wasn't bullying Jessica because her parents fought sometimes and her mom was a little controlling, she was bullying Jessica because she was a cruel, mean, heartless, narcissistic brat. No one with a conscience could treat another person that way. Period. No sympathy for bullies.


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27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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A Girl Like Her See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

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