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We Met in Virtual Reality

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United Kingdom
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2022

1h 31m

Director Joe Hunting
Starring Jenny0629, IsYourBoi, DragonHeart, Dust Bunny
Genre Documentary
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Following several couples who met in VR during the pandemic, this documentary was filmed entirely inside the world of VR. Director Joe Hunting looks at the newfound excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement, demonstrating the power of online connection in an isolated world.

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Paste Magazine by Aurora Amidon

It’s a humble exploration of a fascinating and untapped community, reminiscent of great cinéma verité documentarians like Frederick Wiseman.
63

RogerEbert.com by Carlos Aguilar

Though it ignores the many situations that could go wrong in the ever-evolving universe of virtual reality, this fascinating ode to touchless connection proves beyond doubt that the intense emotions born in the skin of their avatars transcend into their flesh-and-blood hearts.
90

Screen Daily by Jonathan Romney

British director Joe Hunting has made a tender, affecting documentary about love, friendship and people finding a place where they can be themselves.
83

The Film Stage by Juan Barquin

We Met In Virtual Reality then is a perfect showcase of how VRChat (and the Internet at large) allows users to transcend the boundaries and limitations of reality to form meaningful connections. As DustBunny & Toaster note, it’s a world where “you can be who you always wanted to be.” Hunting does it justice by highlighting all the beauty and possibility that exists within.
90

The New York Times by Nicolas Rapold

Hunting’s documentary catches up with where many people are finding their dreams realized, and understands that sometimes the dream is simply to be yourself.
74

Polygon by Tasha Robinson

This is a movie meant to introduce viewers to the real emotions people bring to their escapist fantasy worlds. But for most viewers, it’s more likely to simply be a confusing, exhilarating, context-free introduction to the fantasy world itself.

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