Welcome to Midland Grove, a small town full of nice people that's inside an online life simulation game (exactly like The Sims), where every people living there is an avatar controlled by users living on a real world. The only times where those avatars are in freedom to do anything they want are when the user is not commanding them to do actions or when the user closes the game.
The main story revolves around a teenage avatar named Eddie Barton. His life will take a strange turn when somehow he discovers in his dreams the truth about that artificial world he's living.
Eddie does not care that the other avatars want to catch him to take him to the mental hospital, he will defy the user that has been constantly controlling him for the rest of his life, by trying to search more terrible truths about this fake world he's living and the “supposledly perfect” real world where the users live.
(NOTE: This movie is like The Truman Show and a little bit of Being John Malkovich but taking place inside a life simulation videogame. The movie's tone is going to be darkly comedic and a little bit weird, complex and satirical at times)
RATED PG-13 for language including sexual references and some violence
Eddie Barton: A 19 year old smart, persevering and happy go lucky teenager that his life kinda falls apart when he begins to have weird dreams about Midland Grove, where he sees shadows of people controlling his friends and family like puppets. After putting the pieces together he discovers that this world is not real, and he begins to feel how he's getting controlled by someone. He dosn't think that this life on Midland Grove is perfect enough since everything is so fake, and he thinks the real world is perfect. However the avatars dosn't believe him and they think he's descending into insanity.
Jackie Barton: Eddie's 44 year old father. He is very strict and hard working. He dosn't believe at first his son, but once he discovers that he dosn't remember anything from his childhood because he never had one, because he was a creation from an user, he decides to support and defend his son.
Kristen Barton: Eddie's 41 year old mother. A mother with a very hopeful attitude, that says “everything will be alright”. He never believes Eddie about the real world, she takes him to a therapist that recomends her to call the mental hospital to take Eddie away from them. She constantly threathens Jackie that she someday is going to call them. She wasn't created by the same user that Jackie and Eddie had.
Jimmy Barton: Eddie's 10 year old naive little brother. Eddie tries to make him understand the situation, but he never understands him.
Dr. Franklin Meredith: A mid 60s therapist that constantly tells him that the real world dosn't exist, everything are just weird and dumb dreams, but Eddie not only tries to convince him that he's an avatar, he says to him that he didn't chose the job of therapist, his user did it for him, but Franklin still dosn't believe him. He recommends Kristen to give him medicines and then take him to the mental hospital.
Phillip Brewer: Eddie's 19 year old high school best friend. He's also one of the guys that Eddie tries to convince about the real world and that he is not a real person, but even if he's his friend, he gets scared of Eddie.
Judy: The mid 20s user that's living on the real world. She was the girl that created and controlled Eddie and Jackie. She's an ex college student that is tired of living in a world were there's crime and terrible politics, and she is playing this game just to escape from reality. She appears on the third act of the film.
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