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Friend Request (2016)

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When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Simon Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Laura
William Moseley ... Tyler
Connor Paolo ... Kobe
Brit Morgan ... Olivia
Brooke Markham ... Isabel
Sean Marquette ... Gustavo
Liesl Ahlers ... Marina
Shashawnee Hall ... Det. Cameron
Susan Danford ... Caroline
Lee Raviv ... Marina (child)
Nicholas Pauling ... Second Officer Dempsey
David Butler David Butler ... Dr. Markham
Julian Katz Julian Katz ... Bully 1
Kiano Janse van Rensburg Kiano Janse van Rensburg ... Bully 2
Dorothy Ann Gould Dorothy Ann Gould ... Elizabeth Palmer
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Storyline

Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina's (Liesl Ahlers) online friend request, until Marina crosses the line and Laura unfriends her. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life in a ritual meant to torment Laura, which appears in a video posted on Laura's profile. Even though it wasn't Laura who posted the video, or other creepy content that begins appearing on her page, her Facebook friend count begins to dwindle as a result. When her real-life friends start dying mysterious, cruel deaths, Laura must figure out how to break the deadly curse before it's too late.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the main character's Facebook friends is wearing the same tank top as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China. See more »

Goofs

The film uses "stock footage," but the words "shutter stock" clearly show in certain images. See more »

Quotes

Young Marina: I just want to be friends... best friends... forever
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits display signs of interference and images repeating See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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Friend Request
13 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I found it to be a okay movie, maybe something to watch when you are so terribly bored. This is due to the fact that the movie did not give the audience enough time to understand the characters, causing the audience to not be able to sympathize with them. And the ending of the movie was very open-ended, leaving the audience confused.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friend Request See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,863, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$3,759,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,975,390
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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