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Nerve Film Review
What if there was an app you could play on your phone that you could win lots of money playing? What if that app was a "dare" game? Would you still play? What if I told you that if you lose, it could mean death and if you tell the cops, it could mean the end of your life as you know it? Would you play then?
Nerve was a very good film. It wasn't the "Great American Film" by any means, but it kept you on edge and kept you wanting more. The story was simple enough. A girl named Venus, Vee for short, is depressed because she wants to go to an art school but it's too expensive. She is then told by her friend that a game called Nerve could make her plenty of money very quickly. Vee decides to break out of her reclusive shell and try it out. Her first dare leads her to a diner where she has to kiss a random guy for 5 seconds and she'll win $100. The guy she kisses? Why, Dave Franco of course! But it's no accident that she met him. He's playing too.
The film is pretty straightforward and isn't hard to predict but sometimes movies are just for fun. This is one of those films. It's not an award winner or a summer blockbuster. It's just an all-around fun ride that will make you tense up, laugh, and sometimes both at the same time. It's well worth seeing. The acting could have been better, but it wasn't bad. I don't think a sequel is necessary, but if it's done right, I'm open to one. All-in-all, I give this film a 3 out of 4 with a recommendation to see it when it hits Blu-Ray in a few months.
© 2016 Alec Zander