Synopsis: 'Nerve' is about an online dare game, in which people give participants anonymous dares for money. The participants compete with each other to win the grand prize as the dares get tougher. Things get worse when the tasks get increasingly dangerous and lives are at stake.
Production: Keep Your Head
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min



Good morning.

What you doin'?

Besides stalking JP, of course.

I'm reading the news,

thank you very much.


You're reading the news.

You're such a good liar.

Seriously, how do you know

I'm stalking JP?

Because I know you

very, very well.

Oh, wait! Did you tell

your mom 'bout calarts yet?

Yeah, I told her.

She's super excited for me

to move across the country

and go to a really

expensive art school.


- No.

- No?

No, I haven't found...

I haven't found

the right time to tell her.


Nerve is starting.

Sorry, this is really important.

What's nerve?

It's a game.

Here, just click on the video.

Welcome to nerve New York City.

Nerve is a 24-hour game.

Like truth or dare,

minus the truth.

Watchers pay to watch.

Players play to win

cash and glory.

Are you a watcher or a player?

Are you a watcher or a player?

Are you a watcher or a player?

It's cool, right?

This looks very sketchy.

Is this legal?

I don't know.

Probably not.

Just do it. Just sign up

and watch. Time's ticking.

Okay, signing up. Look, this

is me signing up to watch you.

Vee! You have to sign up

and watch me.

It's very important

that I have watchers.

Hey. I gotta go, my

mom just got home.

I'll sign up after breakfast.

I promise.

Thank you. I love you.

I'll see you in a little bit.

- Bye.

- Bye.

I mean, Syd hasn't

gotten into any schools yet.

And she doesn't even care.

You know what?

Sydney doesn't have to care.

She has a trust fund.

And you have something

far more valuable than that.

Here we go.

You have drive, you have focus.

You have a scholarship

to a local college.

And even though

we can't afford the dorm,

you get to have me

as your new college roommate.

Actually, I, um...

I had kind of

a cool idea about that.

What if we fixed up Mike's room

and listed you

on airbnb or something?

Maybe it's time we finally

go through his stuff

and maybe give

some of it to goodwill.

And I could give you some space.

I don't want space.

I just want you.


I'm totally down

with commuting. I can...

I can get my reading done

on the ferry.


That'll work, right?


Let's say, "go cougars"

on the count of 1, 2, 3.

Go cougars!

Let's go, cougars!

Let's go, cougars!

Hand me the zoom lens.


Doesn't it feel

a little unbalanced

if every single yearbook photo

is of JP Guerrero?

It's not my fault

he's on the team.


Okay, guys.

Be careful, careful.

Let's hit it, JP!

All right, let's go!

Let's go! Come on!

Watch out, watch out, watch out!

You got it.

Yeah, you got it.

All right, be careful.



Let's go, cougars!

Let's hear it for Sydney Sloane!

The girl with the shades.

Let's go, cougars.

Ooh, yum!

Let's go, cougars.

Liv! Liv!

Show 'em what we got, cougars!

Okay, let's play...

Where you goin', Syd?

We've lost our cheerleader.

Okay, show 'em what we got, VHS!

Are you ready?

Remember what to do?

- Okay.

- Okay. You're on!

Hey, watchers!

It's Syd baby.

I'm counting on you

to get me to the final round.

So don't let me down

and I won't let you down,

I promise.

Go, dude!

Show 'em what we got!

Show 'em what

Staten island's really about!

Go cheer, baby!

Okay. Okay.



How 'bout that ass, though?

Okay. Thank you, Sydney.

Ah... you guys dared me

to eat dog food.

You can do this!

This is so gross. This is so gross.

Don't think about it.


Keep it in.


Wassup, watchers?

Oh! Money, money!

Oh. Whoa!

I have so many watchers now.

Yeah, you do. Girl!

I just need to get

in that little box thing.

Who's winning now?

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Jessica Sharzer

Jessica Sharzer (born October 26, 1972) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and editor. She is well known for her work on the Showtime drama series The L Word and the FX horror series American Horror Story. more…

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