Cyberbully (2015) Review

Rating: 7 / 10

TV movie that is worth seeing to understand what can cyberbullying do to a person.

Plot: Based on a true story, a British teenager is forced by a computer hacker to do his bidding. If she refuses, the hacker will leak compromising photos of her to the public.

Starring:

  • Maisie Williams as Casey
  • Ella Purnell as Megan
  • Haruka Abe as Jennifer Li
  • and many more

Directed by: Ben Chanan

Written by: Ben Chanan, David Lobatto

Going into this movie I hadn’t no idea what will I be watching. Just knew that Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, The Falling) is acting and she is a great actress. When the movie started I thought: “Ahh shit, it will be like Unfriended (2014) and I hated Unfriended!” And at the beginning it really looked like that movie – with the Skype layout and more. But later I understood it is not a supernatural horror movie but a true story – a drama that deals with real problems with cyberbullying.

This TV movie should seriously be shown in schools to kids to learn about what is cyberbullying and what can happen if you are the victim or you are the culprit. This movies running time is just 62 min and nobody won’t get bored while watching this movie.

I really enjoyed this movie. It was really well made, even if the movie only takes place in a bedroom. I always enjoyed the acting of Maisie Williams. In all her movies / TV shows she has been great, especially in Game of Thrones. For her age she is a great talent and she works hard in every movie she is acting. It was good that there was no supernatural things hapenning in this movie – that would’ve been awful. There was just one scary moment in this movie, kind of supernatural, but I didn’t understand the scene – a face appears in the screen of the computer and scares the main character Casey.  I didn’t understand nothing from it – why put a scene that doesn’t explain nothing? After that I thought that there will be some “dead friend” harassing hear but nothing – just a person and the movie goes on normally without any scary stuff.

While the movie kept me intrigued on who was doing everything to the main character, the end left nothing answered, just more questions to ask and I know that they won’t make a sequel to answer all the questions. I think that they should of resolved everything in the end. It just showed that the character Casey learned her lesson and maybe won’t do it again. But still the movie was interesting and I recommend it.

The TV movie was released on DVD on 8 February, 2016. So grab it and show it to your kids or watch it yourself.

For more information, check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4135218/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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