An outstanding performance by Maisie Williams as teenager Casey (I don’t know her from Game of Thrones but if she’s as good on that as she is here it must be worth watching) is at the heart of this brilliant one off C4 drama.
She singlehandedly carries a one hour drama about cyber bullying drawn from real world examples.
It dramatically personifies the impact of trolling in teenage circles and turns Maisie’s own trolling on its head through the use of a hacker who communicates directly with her in her bedroom and plays the role of a modern St Peter at the pearly gates holding a mirror up to her misdemeanours.
The film has many twists and turns and can never be predicted. It’s a tough role for a young actor to carry off but she succeeds with flying colours.
The lessons are clear and powerful. That’s why it should be shown in social education classes to demonstrate the extremes that trolling can get to.