The 2014 film Unfriended is culturally relevant six years after its theatrical release.
The movie, directed by Levan Gabriadze and written by Nelson Greaves, is told almost entirely through a web chat on a MacBook.
During a time of a global pandemic in which many people are either in quarantine or sheltering-in-place, watching the movie is like being part of a daily conversation with friends as we practice social distancing.
The movie is not scary, nor does it add to the pantheon of ghost films. It looks at the role of those who bully others and those who are bystanders. The theme is obvious: cyber bullying can be deadly.
I wouldn’t say it is the greatest film ever, but I do like it’s take on the lies we all keep. None of us are perfect, and the film does a good job of exposing that most of us even border on performing regularly “poor” behavior.
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Article written by Michael Donaldson