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WE R GONNA GET U!!

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WE R GONNA GET U!! is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
15 minutes
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KEITH OLBERY
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I can't say that I enjoyed watching We R gonna GET U!!, but it tackles an important topic and provides a good way to open up discussion about bullying and cyber bullying in particular.

The story follows Tammy, a high school student who is happy and popular. She starts receiving hurtful messages on her cell phone and computer. Friends begin avoiding her and make fun of her at school. She becomes depressed and considers harming herself. Fortunately, she tells her dad and he becomes her advocate.

In real life, kids can be cruel or mean. I felt the film didn't quite go far enough. For example, simply putting gum on the back of the girl's chair in class seems pretty tame. I feel that it missed the opportunity to highlight the gossiping and hurtful things that kids experience. The cyber messages were more realistic. I definitely like the resolution at the end, with Rita, who was the initial instigator. However, there isn't much of an apology from her, which is disappointing. In terms of production, the film is well made. The camera work is pretty good, although the lighting has some issues, especially in the classroom scenes when the windows let in a lot of light. The underwater shots are especially good, although I found the potential of the girl taking her own life quite upsetting. The background music works well and is not overshadowing. The ensemble of people who worked on this are to be commended. My favorite scenes are the opening one, where students are admiring Tammy's artwork and the concluding scene when Tammy stands up for herself in the principal's office.

The message is that you are not alone and you can find help if you find yourself in a bullying situation.

I give We R gonna GET U!! 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. I recommend including this in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because bullying is such an important topic and a great way to start discussion with teens and their family members for support. Reviewed by Selene W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

I can't say that I enjoyed watching We R gonna GET U!!, but it tackles an important topic and provides a good way to open up discussion about bullying and cyber bullying in particular.

The story follows Tammy, a high school student who is happy and popular. She starts receiving hurtful messages on her cell phone and computer. Friends begin avoiding her and make fun of her at school. She becomes depressed and considers harming herself. Fortunately, she tells her dad and he becomes her advocate.

In real life, kids can be cruel or mean. I felt the film didn't quite go far enough. For example, simply putting gum on the back of the girl's chair in class seems pretty tame. I feel that it missed the opportunity to highlight the gossiping and hurtful things that kids experience. The cyber messages were more realistic. I definitely like the resolution at the end, with Rita, who was the initial instigator. However, there isn't much of an apology from her, which is disappointing. In terms of production, the film is well made. The camera work is pretty good, although the lighting has some issues, especially in the classroom scenes when the windows let in a lot of light. The underwater shots are especially good, although I found the potential of the girl taking her own life quite upsetting. The background music works well and is not overshadowing. The ensemble of people who worked on this are to be commended. My favorite scenes are the opening one, where students are admiring Tammy's artwork and the concluding scene when Tammy stands up for herself in the principal's office.

The message is that you are not alone and you can find help if you find yourself in a bullying situation.

I give We R gonna GET U!! 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. I recommend including this in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because bullying is such an important topic and a great way to start discussion with teens and their family members for support. Reviewed by Selene W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Tammy is a high school student who is happy and popular. But she starts receiving hurtful messages on her computer and mobile. Her friend's begin avoiding her. She is made fun of at school. Understandably, this has a terrible effect on her. Tammy becomes very depressed and at one point, threatens to harm herself.
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