Nerve stars Emma Roberts (We’re The Millers) as Vee, a high school senior who 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.”
After taking the dare to kiss a stranger (Ian – Dave Franco) for $100, she then has to follow him for $200, and then the situation goes on from there. It looks like a non-bizarre version of David Fincher’s The Game, and even they talk *about* playing a game.
Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (both for Catfish), from a script by Jessica Sharzer, based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan, the film also stars Juliette Lewis, Jonny Beauchamp and Samira Wiley, and it looks okay, but not a lot more than that.
Nerve is released in the UK on July 27th. Pay £10 for that in the cinema? They’ve got a bloody nerve… Eh? Eh? I’m here all week, tip your waitress.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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