After losing her husband in a car crash, a grieving woman uses a computer software that allows you to "talk" to the deceased.

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Martha
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Ash
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Naomi
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Sarah
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Midwife
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Martha's Daughter
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Sarah's Man
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Martha is devastated when her partner Ash is killed in a road accident on the day they planned to move to a country cottage. At Ash's funeral, Martha's friend Sarah tells her of a new service which allows people to communicate with their deceased loved ones by using all their online communications and contributions. Martha is appalled, and decides to stay in the cottage despite her sister's view she is isolating herself. One day Martha gets a message from Ash, and she realises Sarah has signed her up for the service. Initially, Martha's displeased but, on finding she's pregnant, relents and relishes their conversations. With her comfort-level growing talking with the synthetic Ash, it isn't long before 'he' tells Martha about a 'next level' of communicating - one which is...experimental. Written by don @ minifie-1 (updated by U.N. Owen)

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Journalist Adam Ostrow gave a TED talk on this very subject in July of 2011 - "Adam Ostrow: After your final status update." See more »

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The police would not have come to her house with the vehicles lights on. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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How Deep is Your Love
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Performed by The Bee Gees
Also performed by Domhnall Gleeson
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Appearance vs. Individuality
4 January 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The youths Martha (Hayley Atwell) and Ash (Domhnall Gleeson) are deeply in love with each other and move in together to a house in the countryside. On the next morning, Ash drives the van they hired for the relocation back to the rental, but he has an accident and dies. During the funeral, Martha's friend Sarah (Sinead Matthews) tells her about a service to help grieving people to recover, creating a virtual Ash to communicate with her from the information available in social networks and Internet. Martha cries to Sarah and does not accept the idea. However, Sarah subscribes Martha to the service and she receives and e- mail from Ash and has an argument with Sarah. A few days later, Martha learns that she is pregnant and she does not succeed in contacting her sister Naomi (Claire Keelan). She responds Ash's e-mail and they start a relationship through e-mail first and through cell phone later. One day, Ash offers an experimental and expensive service to Martha and she receives a synthetic body identical to Ash. When Martha activates the clone, she finds an identical Ash and they have sex. Will she replace Ash by the clone?

"Be Right Back" is an interesting show of "Black Mirror', with a story about appearance and individuality and scary application of artificial intelligence. The concept of using robots or clones to replace the partner is not original (see "Cherry 2000", for example), but "Be Right Back" shows much more. For example, the quantity of information about a person available in the social networks and internet that is sufficient to trace not only a profile, but also a shape. My vote is seven.

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