At Vee’s ( Emma Roberts ) high school, there’s only one topic of conversation these days: nerves. An online game that is taking attention-hungry youth by storm. Divided into watchers and players, the latter face increasingly difficult and dangerous tasks. For the money, they strip naked in front of crowds or dangle from buildings at dizzying heights, while watching others live stream their every move. Unlike Vee, her friend Sydney ( Emily Meade ) seeks the spotlight, signs on to the game, and quickly becomes one of the favorites. The two get into a fight, after which the shy Vee also faces the exams, and in doing so, he comes across the charming Ian ( Dave Franco) meets, with which she is the center of attention for the first time. Together, the two experience an exciting night full of adventures, but also dangers. Pushed to the limit, she tries to get out, only to find that the only way out is to win.
With brainless pranks and daring dares, the Internet has experienced a controversial trend in recent years that has cost many their lives and left many amazed. Like, share, and imitate, all for a few clicks and the daily kick that constantly reaches new heights and seems to know no limits. The digital phenomenon is now being addressed by directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who, after collaborating on Paranormal Activity 3 and 4, have their eyes on the next thriller. The Nerve is based on the hit novel of the same name by the American author Jeanne Ryan and is created by the two teen heartthrobs Emma Roberts ( February ) and Dave Franco (The unbelievable 2 ) brought to life, which we can look over the shoulder of on wild motorbike rides or bizarre nude excursions. Even before its release, the film made a name for itself through promotion by filmmaker and YouTube star Casey Neistat, who is not at a loss for a screen cameo, and got the hype drum rolling.