Should you watch Cam on Netflix? (in 60 seconds) – Jim Minns – Medium

Should you watch Cam on Netflix? (in 60 seconds)

Talk to the hand.

Cam was released on Netflix this week; it’s got great performances, a great structured storyline. It’s a techno-thriller without an emphasis on the ‘tech’. It deals with the sex industry, so it’s quite explicit in places but not overtly explicit, because it’s on Netflix and they have a ‘no nudity’ policy it turns out. It’s gripping, it has you on the edge of your seat throughout the majority of the film.

I class it as a ‘thriller’ — however, it is referring to itself as a ‘horror’ film on Wikipedia . In truth, as stated above this is more of a ‘techno-thriller’ in the vein of ‘Sliver’, yet dealing with identity theft rather than obsession and voyeurism (which no longer seems to be an issue these days #sarcasmfont).

It’s beautifully photographed, the cinematography is truly great the way it plays with neon lights.

At 90 minutes, it’s a nice digestible piece of cinema which works well for the TV screen. It is worth your time so definitely put it on your list. It’s not a great film, but it is a good film.

It was written by Isa Mazzei who is a former ‘cam girl’ so it has a perspective of ‘camming’ (as they refer to it) that you would not find in a conventional Hollywood or (quite often) independent feature.

"The Wolf Of Wall Street." The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved cocaine. Jonah Hill claimed that he eventually became sick with bronchitis after so much inhaling and had to be hospitalized.

It has a perspective that’s quite evident of the industry on display and, as such is not a cautionary tale. It plays up the industry as it is, but sticks to its thriller elements predominantly.

Cam is really quite impressive because of its originality and at 90 minutes you can’t go wrong so jump on board this one as it’s definitely worth your time.

Yes, you should watch it.