NERVE (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Emma Roberts (We’re The Millers), Dave Franco (Bad Neighbours), Juliette Lewis (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), Emily Meade (Money Monster), Miles Heizer (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is The New Black), Samira Wiley (The Sitter), Ed Squires (Loserville), Brian Marc (White Girl), Marc John Jefferies (Spider-Man 2)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Henry Joost (Catfish) and Ariel Schulman (Paranormal Activity 3), directors; Jessica Sharzer (Speak), writer; Anthony Katagas (12 Years A Slave) and Allison Shearmur (Cinderella), producers; Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher), composer; Michael Simmonds (Paranormal Activity 2), cinematographer; Madeleine Gavin (Mean Creek) and Jeff McEvoy (The Lincoln Lawyer), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

High school senior Vee (Roberts), tired of living life on the sidelines, is persuaded by her friends to participate in the popular online game Nerve, wherein “watchers” give “players” specific dares to carry out in order to win money. Initially signing on for one dare, Vee is soon drawn into an increasingly sinister night as the dares become more dangerous and death-defying, eventually leading to a shock finale that could determine her entire future…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Offering a sly commentary on the dangers of online gaming and the long-term risks that some stunts can bring, Nerve is both a sinister thriller and also a somewhat life-affirming film about going the extra distance.

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THUSDAY 11TH AUGUST 2016

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