Written May 09, 2013
Keeping an audience spellbound is a tough gig. Not so easy a thing to write, even harder to produce. Every now and then, things come together in just the right way as to make for one monumentally entertaining feature. This is one of those films. Were it not for this subject matter's conflict resolutions, I'd give this one the highest of my regard, as being especially enjoyable among mostly pabulum on screen right now. Problem is, while they did everything right, end to end, the story itself is an ugly one in that it's MOST uncomfortable to watch. While this is precisely the intention of the film makers, I tend to enjoy movies that leave me feeling better when I leave the theater, than I did when I bought the ticket. This is definitely worth seeing though. In fact, you won't be at all disappointed at having plunked down those big bucks for the whole 'night at the movies' package. Just don't imagine this movie is going to make you feel happier on exiting because it won't.
Written May 02, 2016
Pun intended. 3 separate stories with interrelated characters involving tragedies of the online world (teenage online pornography rings, teen mental abuse, identity theft, online gambling, checking out at the dinner table, and online support groups). It was well-done dramatization of these issues even if at times it was a bit formulaic. I didn't love the ending but perhaps there wasn't a good way to end it (perhaps a closing shot showing some people unplugging their computers or deleting a profile or maybe losing control and logging back in).
Written May 06, 2016
this film explores the interconnections between people, and exposes how very easily we can become disconnected and lost to each other.
Written January 31, 2015
One of the best and most thought provoking movies I have seen in a very long time. Recommend to anyone with teenage children. A must see. I was riveted in my seat when the movie ended, with tears over what I had just experienced.
Written August 28, 2015
I'm not a paranoid person who is afraid to shop online or create an online account in order to post on a blog or access a site's features. I don't think that someone is lurking behind every login screen trying to clone my passwords and ruin my life. I know that my teen is growing up in a different, electronically-oriented world than I did. BUT, this movie scared the pants off me! and made me really stop and think about all havoc that technology is capable of wreaking on our lives. It's not the technology that's evil, but evil-doers now have a bunch of new ways to wreck your life. And unfortunately, this movie mirrors some pretty grim headline's in the news lately, where it's not uncommon to read of a teen who was cyber-bullied to the point of school-wide humiliation or worse. As parents, this movie shines a spotlight on how little you know (or think you know) about your teen's private life. The intertwined stories reminded me of the movie Crash - very well done - go see it