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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."

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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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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:

Nerve: Un juego sin reglas See more »

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Machine Gun Kelly's first major big budget film. See more »

Goofs

When the leads are driving along the bridge in one shot, approximately ten usernames appear above them, denoting there are watchers in the vicinity. Two of these usernames are clearly identical. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ian: By the way, my real name is Sam.
Vee: Nice to meet you, Sam.
Ian: Nice to meet you too.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Nerve (2016) See more »

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Percussion Music For Film
Written by Jose Luis Diaz, Jr.
Performed by The Wagner College Seahawk Marching Band
Courtesy of Wagner College Athletic Department
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Surprisingly Solid movie with a good message
27 July 2016 | by allstarrunnerSee all my reviews

This movie comes at the perfect time with the craze of Pokemon Go; a time when you literally see millions of people obsessed with an app - where you can find videos of hordes of people in NYC all running after a particular Pokemon.

This is essentially the premise of the movie: a new app (game) comes out that takes teens in a particular city by storm, except the consequences can be much graver.

As to not give anything away, I try to be brief:

The acting was great; the pacing was great, the color pallet and tone of the movie were all top notch.

That being said, the plot - as it developed - felt "obvious", I wasn't surprised by anything and I wasn't ever emotionally "moved." The movie knows what it is, and it does it pretty well - it's a teen thriller.

What the movie explores is far more important: the way people interact with each other when they are hidden behind a wall of anonymity. The movie has a good message.

The BOTTOM LINE: I rate movies on whether it is worth spending the $$$ to see at a theater, in my opinion this one is worth seeing at a matinée showing ($5), but probably not dolling out $12 - $15. I hope that helps.


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