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The Circle (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 28 April 2017 (USA)
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A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

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Mae
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Vinnie
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Beck
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Dan
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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. ...
Beck Bandmate
Joey Waronker ...
Beck Bandmate
Michael Shuman ...
Beck Bandmate
Nick Valensi ...
Beck Bandmate (as Nicholas Valensi)
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Ty
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Storyline

When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

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Secrets are lies.Sharing is caring.Privacy is theft. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use | See all certifications »

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28 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melinda's Song  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,034,148 (USA) (28 April 2017)

Gross:

$20,476,391 (USA) (2 June 2017)
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Re-shoots took place 4 months before the release of " The Circle " which made Emma Watson's character seem more appealing, but apparently test audience reaction was even worse than previous test screenings. See more »

Goofs

When Mae puts on the body camera, it's described as "total transparency" of her life. Yet she can choose to turn it off for bathroom breaks (or to have secret meetings in the bathroom), so it's not a total record of everything she's done or said. See more »

Quotes

Eamon Bailey: We're so fucked.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen), Greg Kurstin and Andy Wyatt
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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much better than the low rating would suggest
7 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just don't get why this movie is getting so many low ratings. I thought it was terrific. The writing was great, the story plausible, and the acting excellent. The story depicts a technological future that is nearly upon us. I almost didn't go see it because of the low rating, but I'm glad I did.


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