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Nerve (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 27 July 2016 (USA)
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A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Writers:

Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by), Jeanne Ryan (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Vee
Dave Franco ... Ian
Emily Meade ... Sydney
Miles Heizer ... Tommy
Juliette Lewis ... Nancy
Kimiko Glenn ... Liv
Marc John Jefferies ... Wes
Machine Gun Kelly ... Ty (as Colson Baker)
Brian Marc ... J.P.
Ed Squires ... Chuck
Rightor Doyle ... Bergdorf Salesman
Josh Ostrovsky ... Dirt Beard
Eric D'Alessandro ... Hype Boi
Arielle Vandenberg ... Bergdorf Sales Lady
Jonny Beauchamp ... Gatekeeper
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Storyline

'Nerve' is about an online dare game, in which people give participants anonymous dares for money. The participants compete with each other to win the grand prize as the dares get tougher. Things get worse when the tasks get increasingly dangerous and lives are at stake. Written by Keith Francis

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Take a blind ride. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, some sexual content, language, drug content, drinking and nudity-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,445,456, 31 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,562,379, 2 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,003,464, 12 August 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

YouTube star Casey Neistat featured himself and younger brother viewing a private screening of the film on July 10, 2016, via his YouTube channel. Neistat is featured in the trailer for the movie and is credited as a player/watcher. See more »

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When Vee walks the ladder, she is holding her 'phone in her outstretched right hand (which is balancing her), but the phone's POV is straight down her body to her feet. See more »

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[repeated line]
Gas Mask WatcherWatcherWatcherWatcher: Are you a Watcher? Or a Player?
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, at 01:28:39 It says "Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan". They then show the first several paragraphs of Dickens' "Great Expectations". See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grease 2 (2016) See more »

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Black Belts
Written by Hal Williams
Performed by Hal Williams (as Pyramid Vritra) featuring Pyramid Quince
Courtesy of Stones Throw Records
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Learning to hold your nerve
3 January 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

'Nerve' is one of those films that quietly went under the radar at the cinema, but seem to catch on via word of mouth.

Truth is it's a decent film, inspired by a YA book. It also acts as a vehicle for up and coming talents such as Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, who both give good performances.

Roberts in particular shines in every scene, and it is her character of Vee who goes through the biggest journey throughout.

The plot doesn't hold up to much scrutiny, but it is an action packed film, that proves entertaining.

If you can stomach the fact that it's really just people doing lots of irresponsible things then you'll enjoy the film. Parents thinking of letting their teens watch it should be wary though.


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