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Flirting with Madness (2015)

The Bride He Bought Online (original title)
TV-14 | | Thriller | 2017 (Belgium)
A lonely computer programmer exacts harsh revenge on three teenage girls after they play a cruel prank on him.


Christine Conradt




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


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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Females in jeopardy: In the opening sequence, a female is seen bound and gagged in the trunk of a car. The movie then enters a flashback to a month earlier. At about 50 minutes in, Mandy is knocked out by John and kidnapped. She awakens in his trunk bound and gagged and is taken to his secret lair where she is tied to a wall. With about 57 minutes remaining, John pushes in to Kaley's home and threatens her at gunpoint. She is also kidnapped and taken to the lair, where she is also tied to a wall near Mandy. With about 49 minutes remaining, Avery is kidnapped by John and taken to the lair, where she is also tied to a wall with the other two. With about 26 minutes remaining, all three girls are taken by John to a meet with two gun thugs, one of whom slaps Kaley. Kaley is re-kidnapped by the gun thugs, who flee with her when a vehicle approaches, while Avery and Mandy are taken back to the lair. At about 12 minutes remaining, Mandy is threatened by Wanda at gunpoint. As they are all leaving, Wanda shoots John in the shoulder, and John pulls and shoots Wanda in the chest, ganking her. Mandy picks up Wanda's now convenient gun and the girls flee with wounded John in pursuit. Avery makes a 911 call and both her and Mandy are rescued by police. Kaley's status is never revealed, it is presumed she was sold into sex trafficking. See more »


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 »


[last lines]
Avery: The media never reported how we really met John. They said he found us using social media. The reality is, we found him. We preyed on him. If you poke a lion with a stick, is it his fault for attacking you? I'm not saying any of us deserved what he did. Nothing gives you the right to hurt someone else even if they bully you. But that goes for Kaley, too. She had no right to hurt him either and if she hadn't, maybe she'd still be here.
[she pushes open the door and leaves]
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We'll Light It Up
Written by John Coda
Performed by Krystyna Ahlers
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9 March 2019 | by gideonzackSee all my reviews

Be careful who u prank online. Especially those who are seeking a bride overseas. Good for a lifetime movie.

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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