I quite enjoyed this movie which is based around 3 separate stories which are all connected by people using the internet to harm others. The first story is about a internet adult-only site which gets exposed by a journalist who gets one of the boys in danger. The other story is about a couple whose identity gets stolen through the man's online gambling habit and the woman's who chats to the man via a chatroom. The final story is about a boy who tells his in depth secrets to a girl online but the girl turns out to be a couple of cyber-bullies from his school and after exchanging graphic photos, the bullies decide to send the boys photo to people around his college, which puts him to shame and causes emotional trauma. I quite liked the different storylines which were put together quite well by the director. The different situations, don't exactly join together but it's a great insight into what can happen when your careless with your personal information on the Internet. Its very easy to get into any of these different situations because we all use the internet from time to time, so this is a great insight about how easy it is to become a victim from hackers and cyber-bullies. The people who abuse the web are usually 2 steps ahead from the law so it's hard to pin point who is doing what. It was scary when they said that the criminals could use the webcam to see there victims which is a whole different side to what they can do. Anyway, I enjoyed the film and I'm surprised that it wasn't bigger than what it was. Enjoyable!
All of the actors played there roles extremely well, especially Jason Bateman who had some emotional scenes after the incident with his son. Because the movie is based around 3 different stories, there is enough material to keep the movie interesting and I liked the part when all of the storylines came to a climax. Its hard to work out how to police these different circumstances because it's so easy for the hackers to get our information so there should be helpful ways, put into place, to help us to protect our web browsing experience. The adult only sites have been a problem for decades and it still is a problem in this day and age, which is surprising because of the advance computer software that is available on the market but the criminals always seem to find a way around the law. Although this movie didn't really blown up at the box office, I personally found it entertaining and a wake call for people who browse without thinking about who can see or use your information.
Worldwide Gross: $3.4million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their drama/thrillers which is about 3 different stories which are all based on people using the internet to steal information and post abusive comments which can cause emotional harm. 6/10
My only flaw would probably be that story felt a little lacking in drama and some scenes felt unrealistic like the police officer finding out about how his son was cyper-bullying young Ben. You would probably think that his son would turn off the window on Facebook before leaving the room. The father finding out about it thru "recent history" would have been a more educated direction to go.