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Face 2 Face (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Face 2 Face
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Matthew Toronto
Starring: Daniela Bobadilla, Daniel Amerman, Kevin McCorkle
About: Over a series of video chats, a teenage outcast reaches out to his childhood friend, but finds that behind the veneer of popularity and a seemingly perfect life, she hides a disturbing secret.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6msoCKNKoME

My Review:
Looking through Netflix this movie grabbed my attention so knowing nothing about it I decided that this would be a good movie to watch. Heading into this initially thinking that it would be a horror I was gladly surprised that it wasn't and how real this movie felt.

I really liked how Face 2 Face showed how people can look happy and like everything is okay when really there is hidden darkness within people and unless someone wants you to see that side of them you wouldn't be able to see it. Showing how the friends reconnect and try to help each other is such a sweet thing to see and really made me happy for both of the characters to have someone in which they were able to talk to. By also making the friends reconnect through online I thought that this was something in which people would be able to associate with as a lot of time is spent online rather than offline especially when it comes to friendships. By helping each other through small things at first such as getting her the guy she likes and helping him to get friends I thought this was a god way of getting into each others problems before the getting beat up because he is gay, suicidal thoughts and rape. By having the ending of the movie actually having him go and get her so that she could get out o that situation was something I thought that was really good and how she was being kept away from her father as a result.

I did however think that at times the script between the two characters was rather lacking but this did pick up throughout the movie. I did also find it hard to see what was written on the screen when they were only chatting on the messenger side and not on a video call which did make me a little annoyed and wished it would be a bit bigger.

Overall, this is a great drama movie and one that I think shows the importance of friendship and that everyone can be hiding things that are dark within their lives. I would recommend this movie to those who are are looking for a teenage drama movie and those who are looking for a movie which is relevant to the modern day. I would watch this movie again!

My Rating: 4/5 

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