We Met in Virtual Reality (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

We Met in Virtual Reality (2022)



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Filmed entirely inside the world of virtual reality (VR), this immersive and revealing documentary roots itself in several unique communities within VR Chat, a burgeoning virtual reality platform. Through observational scenes captured in real-time, in true documentary style, the film reveals the growing power and intimacy of several relationships formed in the virtual world, many of which began during the COVID-19 lockdown while so many in the physical world were facing intense isolation. Although remaining wholly within the VR domain of avatars and imagined worlds, the film has elements of humor, serendipitous interactions and unexpected events that characterize real life. WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY tenderly documents the stories of people experiencing love, loss and unexpected connection, expressing vulnerability around mental health struggles and questions about identity, offering a hyper-real journey into the human experience of an online world that may soon shape the future.


Critic Reviews for We Met in Virtual Reality

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

It's an interesting concept and there are some good moments, but I didn't feel like the movie did enough to explain the appeal of this virtual platform over others. And, in fact, I found spending even 90 minutes in this world kind of tiring.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

Without breaking from the avatars, Hunting shows you the breadth of these spaces and allows voices to speak honestly and freely as they tell moving stories about how they have found a refuge.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Come for the gimmick, stay for the poignance of Joe Hunting's We Met in Virtual Reality, a documentary that starts out odd and ends up oddly sweet.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Joe Hunting's inventive and touching vérité documentary enters the social VR universe to witness the ways the technology has brought comfort, inclusiveness, and love in an era of discomfort.

January 25, 2022 | Full Review…

Hunting's feature-length debut manages to quickly shed the trappings of its tech-heavy format as the real, human stories punch through.

January 23, 2022 | Full Review…

Director Joe Hunting has made a tender, affecting documentary about love, friendship and people finding a place where they can be themselves.

January 21, 2022 | Full Review…

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