Emma Roberts and Dave Franco team up in an exhilarating and entertaining thrill ride that’s perfect for every internet-obsessed person out there. There’s no doubt about it — ‘Nerve’ is just too fun not to see!
Let’s be real, we live in a world where people are constantly checking their phones, scrolling through Twitter and Facebook. And now there’s Pokemon GO, the online game that has practically taken over the world. Nerve, which hit theaters on July 27, came out at exactly the perfect time.
But Nerve is so much more than catching Pokemon, this online game has deadly stakes. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco’s characters, Vee and Ian, learn that first-hand. The movie follows Vee, who decides to join Nerve after she’s deemed a follower and not a leader by her group of friends. She meets Ian after completing a dare, and they’re inseparable after that.
The dares Nerve dishes at Vee and Ian are simple at first, but the game quickly escalates to a dangerous level. In the midst of the risky game, the sweet teen romance you expected from Emma and Dave happens. The two certainly have great chemistry and charm. Emma and Dave really have fun with the script, which makes the crazy plot easier to believe.
In addition to Vee and Ian’s blossoming relationship, there’s a love triangle, because this is a teen drama. Parenthood’s Miles Heizer plays Tommy, Vee’s best friend who has huge unrequited crush on his BFF. Ultimately, Tommy gets to shine as the hero in a stealth twist at the end that only hackers (or Mr. Robot fans) can truly understand.
One of the other highlights of Nerve is the complicated relationship between Vee and best friend Sydney. The game exploits their tense relationship in a move that’s more Gossip Girl than anything else.
Nerve takes you through the highs and lows of social media fame. Even if you’re not completing deadly dares, there’s something dangerous about your life being so accessible. There are so many levels to Nerve that go far beyond the confines of the game. Nerve is the coolest movie of the summer. It’s fearless and wildly entertaining, so get off your phone can go see it!
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