Really bad... But in all the fun ways
Cyberbully... Everything about it is just bad. First you have this premise, it's yet another ABC Family
"Ripped From The Headlines
" drama that the network likes to make because they think it makes them seem "up on the issues facing today's teens!". (but like with The Secret Life Of The American Teenager
, they came a few years too late) Whoever wrote the script probably didn't have any idea on how the internet and social networking sites work, furthermore, they didn't seem to have any idea on how teenagers today talk and act. (this is particularly obvious when characters use terms like "bling" and "the clap", the former being outdated by a few years and the latter by even longer) The characters are pretty bland, for the most part, and the acting isn't exactly the best in the business. Said acting isn't horrible for the most part, but there are a lot of individual scenes that are either underacted or overacted. The main character comes off whiny and stupid, the "villain" (the closest thing the movie has to one) is just a generic bitch who doesn't do much except smile ALL THE DAMN TIME, and you also have the main character's best friend who never explains her motives for actions that are revealed later in the movie, leaving the viewers to make guesses. (the most logical guess is that she's a closet lesbian with a crush on her friend)
But with that said... This movie is REALLY fun to watch for all the Narm
. There's one particularly glorious scene in which the main character tries to kill herself by overdosing on pills... Only to find she can't get the cap off
. There's a reason that scene reached meme status, guys. The bad acting and writing makes it silly in a "fun to watch" way. It tries so hard to be this "realistic" teen drama that "today's teens can relate to", but the teens act nothing like teens and I get a lot of laughs out of the writers and actors struggling to be dramatic and "real". If you hate narmy teen dramas but enjoy watching bad movies, definitely give this one a view.