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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

Di­rected by Si­mon Ver­ho­even. Star­ring Aly­cia Deb­nam-Carey, Wil­liam Mose­ley, Con­nor Paolo The most pop­u­lar girl in a Cal­i­for­nian high school (un­con­vinc­ingly shot in Cape Town!) be­comes wor­ried when her Face­book page gets all haunted. The film is dis­grace­ful in the way it colours its an­tag­o­nist with all the neg­a­tive stereo­types ap­plied to emo sub-cul­tures. She is de­pres­sive, de­ranged, ma­lign and ul­ti­mately sui­ci­dal. Un­like last year’s ex­cel­lent Un­friended, this so­cial me­dia hor­ror re­ally does seem to be on the side of the bul­lies. You’re blocked! 16 cert, gen re­lease, 92 min

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