NERVE

PG-13

“Nerve” made me a nervous wreck. There were lots of shots of high school kids doing stupid things VERY high up, like 30-60 stories in the air with no net below. I couldn’t watch! This is a very tense thriller and you never know what is happening next.

I really enjoyed this movie but I caution anyone who watches this: NEVER PARTICIPATE IN ANYTHING THIS STUPID!

A high school senior (Emma Roberts) 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.”

This is a low budget flick with some interesting acting. Although all the lead actors are in their twenties or thirties, I believed they were younger than that. Emma Roberts stars as Vee, a high school senior. Dave Franco, the gorgeous younger brother of James Franco, is Ian who is paired with Vee to perform the dares that will earn them money, lots of money. Emily Meade is Vee’s best friend who becomes jealous of Vee’s success.

“Nerve” is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It is well paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next and how will this end which is what a good thriller does.

The screenplay was written by Jessica Sharzer a writer on the popular television show, “American Horror Story.” The movie is based on the book of the same name by Jessica Sharzer.

My fear in watching this film is that somewhere there are teens doing this very thing or that this film will put ideas in kid’s heads.