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One of the best aspects of this movie (which is NOT, as it has been marketed, a horror movie) is the depiction of the internet into a physical space.

It is really, really well done, and anyone (even slightly) familiar with the world of chatrooms will be blown away by the realism.

Although the depiction of the chat-room as physical space is mildly clever (and it definitely feels as if the whole story was built to use this gimmick), the reactions of the characters to their space is completely unconvincing.

What this movie shows, IMO, is the loneliness many people face, and also the dangers of using internet for our main communication.

Like Will's mum tells him at one point; ' You can not help yourself if you are only talking to strangers.

As sub-plots, we are treated to a cringeworthily over-acted memory of the main character's past, and at least two COMPLETELY unresolved sub-plots of other characters, one's disagreement with her parents, and another's obscure and pointless love for his friend's much younger sister.

How can they open that can of worms and forget about it?! Also, maybe a minor point compared to the rest, but it's a bugbear of mine.

Also the stop motion sections were quite a nice break from the whiny teens.