Truth or Dare Sans the Truth

Last week I shared a bit of what is going on in my professional world. I am still not satisfied with my Full Time job. Notice, I refer to it as a job as in most definitely NOT a career. At the moment I have submitted my resume to Media Bistro for a free evaluation, received said evaluation, and I am working on re-crafting it from the ground up. If you’ve never heard of Media Bistro…stop reading this right now and Google them. They are a fabulous company that provides employment resources. They specialize in working with individuals who would like to be in a Media related field (film, web design/programming, content creation, photography), but there are tons of good tips on their website for those just wanting to improve materials for job seeking. I will continue to keep you guys posted on where I am on my journey just in case it helps any of you figure out what your next steps will be.

Now that we’ve gotten the appetizers out of the way let’s get to the main course. Apparently I am hungry so just go with me here! I watched a movie over the weekend that I liked so much; I ordered it on Amazon as soon as it was over. That is a rare thing for me. I love movies and have seen a ton, but usually prefer old stuff (I’m talking black and white) over new stuff. Saturday evening I actually finished my shift at Sephora by 6:00. I completely didn’t know what to do with myself getting off work that early so I grabbed food and decided to watch a movie, which I also never have the time to do.

Naturally I checked Netflix first to see what was new. When nothing there piqued my interested I hit the Hulu button my Roku and they just released Nerve with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Admittedly, I remember seeing the preview to the film last year (it came out October 2016) and writing it off as just another teeny bopper film I would only watch, so I could drool over one of the Franco brothers (so sexy) for 90 minutes of my life. I punched the play button and started munching away at my Kroger Select Cookies and Cream.

It took about 15 minutes for me to realize I was very wrong. As the plot begins to unfold you realize Vee [played by Roberts] is more than your average “good girl, gone bad” and that Nerve is like Truth or Dare without the truth plus it’s on steroids. Without giving too much of the film’s stunning progression or ending away; I will say it ends up speaking volumes about what voyeurs our society has become. When was a collective decision made that it is okay to invade every facet of a person’s life simply because a camera makes it available for viewing?

Despite the strong message if you’re still looking for that fun aspect it has it. The film is non-stop once the action begins. From streaking through Bergdorf Goodman to laying on railroad tracks as a moving train goes overhead the stunts will not leave you disappointed. I was also pleasantly surprised to see other major actors/actresses in the film alongside Roberts and Franco. Juliette Lewis plays Vee’s mom, two Orange is the New Black regulars (Samira Wiley and Kimiko Glenn), and rapper MGK plays a rival Nerve contestant.

The film also has 4.5 stars on Amazon if that forces your hand any. If that doesn’t convince you and you still want to watch because Dave Franco is beyond nice to look at; I don’t blame you! Did I mention he spends 25% of the film on a really cool motorcycle?! (Insert Swoon here)

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