Review: The Den (2013)
I have seen this movie a while ago, and I thought the acting felt… not realistic. But somehow real. Life is not made by a script and that’s how it felt to me. I was quite shocked about the ending, because it wasn’t quite an open ending like the usual found footage movies. I had so many mixed feelings about it, that I actually didn’t know how to review it.
This review here describes it the best, which is why I am going to share it with my followers. Many thanks to Zoe (sorry can’t do the two dots above the e) Great job! Check out her blog at http://zuts.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) is a young student who has devised a study for her graduate thesis in social media studies: she will study the activities of random people online. She is given a grant to do her work, and uses a program called “The Den”, which is a random webcam based chat program that randomly pairs two people together to chat. Elizabeth goes into lockdown, even letting her relationship with Damien (David Schlachtenhaufen) dwindle, and the only time she sees/chats with him is online. A specific user keeps popping up by her, though there is no working webcam. The results that she is getting back on her study are just a little bit disappointing.
However, soon things change when it appears that someone has hacked Elizabeth’s machine, and starts to do some funny things. They record intimate moments of her and mail it out to the people that gave her…
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Ah thanks Simon! Don’t sweat the dots, I’m used to them being absent 😛
Ha! Okay… And you’re welcome.