Truth has no place in an elaborate, social-driven, voyeuristic mobile game in "Nerve." In it, people are either players or watchers, and the stakes can be life or death. When Vee (Emma Roberts) starts playing, the dares are harmless — kissing a random guy for five seconds. Then, the dares escalate, sending her into the city with that random guy (Dave Franco), making her try on an expensive dress, getting at tattoo, etc.
But then, the game begins taking a darker turn, as their identities are stolen and their money taken — with watchers egging them on.
The trailer looks like a thriller in the vein of "Unfriended." It's got Roberts and Franco as the leads, constant use of smartphones, and the participation of a mostly invisible online audience. Horror's gone millennial!
"Nerve" opens in theaters July 27.
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Industrious high school senior Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by her friends, Vee decides to join Nerve, a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares. It's not long before the adrenaline-fueled competition requires her to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. When Nerve begins to take a sinister turn, Vee finds herself in a high-stakes finale that will ultimately determine her entire future. Read More