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Flirting with Madness (2015)

The Bride He Bought Online (original title)
TV-14 | | Thriller | 14 January 2016 (France)
A lonely computer programmer exacts harsh revenge on three teenage girls after they play a cruel prank on him.

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Christine Conradt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Winters ... Avery Lindstrom
Travis Hammer ... John
Annalisa Cochrane ... Kaley
Lauren Gaw ... Mandy
Alexandra Paul ... Det. Kathy Schumaker
Jamie Luner ... Rihanne
Chase Austin ... Trevor Lansing
Kesia Elwin ... Wanda
Randy Blekitas Randy Blekitas ... Nick
T.J. Alvarado ... Quincy
Preston James Hillier ... Officer Heidemann
Noel Gugliemi ... Javier
Mann Alfonso ... Security
Michael Segovia ... Ian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Austin ... Officer Ray
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Storyline

What starts out as a harmless prank blog takes a dark turn for 17-year-old Avery when her friends, Mandy and Kaley, create a fake profile for an international dating site and begin to communicate with a lonely, socially inept computer programmer named John. Having lived a life of isolation and bullying, the humiliation he feels when he realizes he's been duped unleashes a wrath that no one would have expected. Written by Reel One Entertainment

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirting with Madness See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Body count: 2. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Avery states Mandy "5 years ago, she moved here from San Francisco." Yet, a few minutes later Kaley says "This is our last year together before we all go off to college. We've been friends since the third grade" So they are in 12th grade. Now if Mandy moved here "5 years ago", that means she didn't meet them until 7th grade. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [Nick walks from the building nonchalantly, carrying his skateboard and goes into John's passenger seat with a sigh as he sits] Got it. And they invited me to a party this weekend.
[hands John the phone]
John: [almost breathless] Wow.
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Soundtracks

We'll Light It Up
Written by John Coda
Performed by Krystyna Ahlers
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Excellent messages
18 July 2015 | by Dphilly521See all my reviews

Although not the best movie ever made, this one has wisdom beyond its time. There is a clever and debatable shift of villainy from the ruthless prank of the girls to the victim who takes revenge to extremes. It clearly labels the initial prank as wrong, yet within the course of retaliation for the main character we viewers want to see at least two of the three girls survive. Kaley was clearly the instigator and even displays unusual arrogance while in captivity. Her movie-ending fate is surprising yet perhaps appropriate.

Another note is that John, the avenging captor, during one scene delivers a brief monologue containing words which sound as if they were coming from the mouth of Elliot Rodger, the UCLA Santa Barbara mass murderer of 2014 who left behind a lengthy manifesto after taking the lives of six people and killing himself. His actions are not to be condoned, yet some of the lessons learned from his posthumous expression of thought are understandable and the tale of this movie seems to subtly reflect them.

Nice to see Alexandra Paul in another Lifetime movie too. I will always remember her from "Christine" way back when.

Repeats of "The Bride He Bought Online" and worth watching, and perhaps more worth noting.


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