I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

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Original run: 9 Jul 2019 – 10 Jul 2019

Country of origin: US

Genre: Crime

Network: HBO US

Watched by: 293 of 663 542 0.04%

Total running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.5 of 10 3 486

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.678 of 10 458

MyShows rating: 4.01 of 5 97

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In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy died by suicide in his car at a parking lot in Fairhaven, Mass. Police soon discovered a series of alarming text messages from his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, that seemed to encourage him to kill himself. This discovery sparked sensational headlines nationwide, leading to a trial that raised difficult questions about technology, social media and mental health, while asking if one person can be held responsible for the suicide of another.

I Love You, Now Die explores the complicated relationship between Carter and Roy, drawing on some of the thousands of texts they exchanged over two years to chronicle their courtship and its tragic consequences. Featuring unprecedented access to the families, friends and communities that were forever changed by this unusual case, the documentary explores the changing nature of the justice system today, following a story that has wider implications for society at large, both online and in real life. The film presents a well-rounded look at a bizarre tale that was a deadly convergence of mental illness, loneliness, pop culture and technology.

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