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Chatroom (2010)

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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Enda Walsh (play), Enda Walsh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Anderson ... Si
Matthew Ashforde Matthew Ashforde ... Jim's Father
Dorothy Atkinson ... Emily's Mother
Matthew Beard ... Jim
Alex Blake ... Man on Mobile Phone
Noa Bodner ... Woman at Book Launch
Amanda Boxer ... Mrs. Sinclair
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ... Yorkshire Housewife
Megan Dodds ... Grace
Michelle Fairley ... Rosie
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Young Jim
Elarica Johnson ... Ushi (as Elarica Gallacher)
Nicholas Gleaves ... Paul
Ross Gurney-Randall Ross Gurney-Randall ... Large Camden Man
Gerald Home Gerald Home ... Tony Layton
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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

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Control. Alter. Delete.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexual material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While the film advertises "from the director of The Ring" director Hideo Nakata was, in fact, the director of the original Japanese film Ringu (1998) to which would inspire the American remake The Ring (2003) by American director Gore Verbinski. Nakata however would return to direct the American sequel The Ring Two (2005) See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
William: Now!
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Alternate Versions

The film was altered based on advice given by the BBFC at the script stage to avoid a potential 18 certificate. Several lines of sexual dialogue were altered, and the filmmakers were also advised to avoid "novel detail" when it came to shoot the suicide scenes. See more »

Connections

References Bugsy Malone (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Energy and Movement
Composed by Keith Mansfield
Master Recording courtesy of KPM Music
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User Reviews

 
Incredible depiction of the internet
13 August 2010 | by TheLurkingFoxSee all my reviews

One of the best aspects of this movie (which is NOT, as it has been marketed, a horror movie) is the depiction of the internet into a physical space. It is really, really well done, and anyone (even slightly) familiar with the world of chatrooms will be blown away by the realism.

The movie goes back and forth between "real life" (the outside world) and internet life (the conversations and chats of the protagonists, here represented into a physical reality, so as not to spend an hour and 46 minutes filming youth typing on a keyboard).

It is not a horror movie, but rather a good psychological thriller, with the story of a disturbed teen who tries to alleviate his own misery by making others miserable. It is also a good look into the seedier, sleazier parts of the internet, where anything can happen, and where violence (although entirely psychological) can be very, very real.


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Official Sites:

Official Facebook [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chatroom See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$683,912
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ruby Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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