(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t read the book this film is based on, but I thought it was a cool plot idea and the trailer definitely piqued my interest.
I liked being able to see Vee’s relationship with her mother and I felt her character had a lot of depth. It was interesting to note that there was a lot of myself I saw in her… at least at the beginning.
I could see how the idea of Nerve was appealing, as it seemed to appeal to both the exhibitionist side of people and the more anonymous side, particularly towards the end of the movie.
I found it easy to engage with the plot of this movie. I cringed along with Vee when she had to kiss a stranger for five seconds. At the same time, it was also good to see Ian had more depth to him than it first seemed. Considering the first thing I saw the actor in was Scrubs, it was good to see how versatile he was as an actor.
I did like the friendship between Sydney and Vee, though it didn’t really feel real until towards the end. It was also good to see quite a few of the secondary characters had a lot of depth to them.
I thought it was really good to see some of the comments made by the watchers on the videos and to see the different reactions people had to what the players were doing.
There was a lot of tension in his movie and it did keep me on the edge of my seat a lot. And I thought it was good to see how fast things moved, along with the uses of foreshadowing. It was, however, quite difficult to believe the whole movie took place in such a short space of time.
I do intend to buy this on DVD when it comes out and this is definitely a movie I’d like to see again.