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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 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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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chat room See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$552,535
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ruby Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Eva: Come on! Come on, get personal. Who is it? Who does Jim hate?
Jim: Me.
Mo: Really Jim?
Eva: You hate yourself... So what?
Emily: D'you have an okay family life?
Jim: [Nods] Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a father. But my mum is really nice.
Eva: So you hate yourself, because?
Jim: I've been on anti-depressants for two years.
Emily: And... Do they help? Do you know if they're helping?
Jim: I don't know... Maybe...
[...]
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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 »

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Make It Take It
Performed by Amanda Blank
Written by Amanda Blank, Mario Andreoni, Alex Epton, Tyler Pope and Santigold (as Santi White)
Published by Downtown Music LLC and Copyright Control
Courtesy of Downtown Records
All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of Cooperative Music
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Promising and Interesting Concept Lost in a Boring and Shallow Film
4 November 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Five troubled teenagers connect to the chatrooom "Chelsea Teens!" in Internet to meet each other and talk in a self-help group. When the depressive Jim decides to commit suicide, the destructive sociopath William lures and pushes him to the edge to force him to kill himself.

The storyline of "Chatroom" is intriguing since the author uses a physical room to depict the conversations of the teens as if they were happening in the real world.

Unfortunately this promising and interesting concept is the only good thing in this boring and shallow film. The execution with several subplots keep going back and forth from Internet to the real world but they are unattractive and maybe indicated for teens. In the end, I was no longer paying attention to this annoying flick. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Chat – A Sala Negra" ("Chat – The Black Room")


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