Nerve is available in: English on Netflix UK
Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
With that out of the way, the movie itself: Just okay.
The soundtrack is, at best, intrusive. The premise is old hat (although the exact way it’s done is new). The message is a little blunt-force (though certainly not to Tomorrowland levels). The plot isn’t quite solid. The acting is usually on par, though does occasionally slip. Many character interactions are overtly clichéd, and the filming style, while moderately original, is distracting.
Bt it’s still fun, and a little warming. I don’t regret paying to watch it in cinemas, but keep in mind that’s only because I did so at the “Movie of the Week” discounted price.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._