An alienated teenager’s online threat ignites fear in a small community, in this disturbing and perceptive look at how our media-fuelled, post-Columbine culture can transform typical teen angst into intimations of murder.
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As much as I wanted to like this eastern Canadian effort, it was just plain unenjoyable. In the opening scenes, a slapstick "goth" costume sets the tone for how obvious the rest of the film will be. From there we get painfully direct dialogue, a glacial pace, and bad guys with inexplicable New York tough-guy accents. Did the director just close his eyes, plug his ears, and hope for the best?