If you think Pokémon Go fanatics are dangerous, with their inclination to wander into traffic, wait till you get a load of the fictional augmented-reality app at the center of the teen thriller “Nerve.” Players of the titular game win cash by accepting increasingly reckless dares, delivered via smartphone, in front of a digital audience. But if they make a wrong move, they might become — cue the ominous music — prisoners of the game.
Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
Contains risky behavior, some sexual content, strong language, drug use, drinking and nudity, all involving teens.