Have you ever played a game of Truth-or-Dare where truth wasn't an actual option? That's Nerve.
Let me start out by saying I hadn't heard anything about this movie before watching it. I was scrolling through iTunes Movies because we wanted to buy Central Intelligence, review coming soon, and saw this under "New and Noteworthy". Watched the trailer and knew I had to watch it. Maybe because I think Emma Roberts is good looking or because I think little Franco is hilarious but I had to watch it.
As I mentioned the movie is based of our childhood game Truth-or-Dare where truth isn't an option. It's kind of like a game show if you will, where streamers pay to either "Watch" or "Play" the game for a fee. If you choose to play you have 24 hours to complete different dares chosen by the viewers to garner the most views. These dares start off easy with for example kiss a stranger for 5 seconds which would net you $100. Then work your way up to more challenging dares that can net you thousands of dollars. The top 2 participants with the most viewers then end with a Dare Showdown if you will between each other.
There were a couple of movies that came to mind as far as reference during and after watching it. They were Death Race and Gamer. Literally neither of those movies were like this one but got that vibe from them thanks to the game show social media aspects!
I would absolutely recommend watching this one. Again I went in with no expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. Go on, give it a watch.
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