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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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James Ponsoldt

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James Ponsoldt (screenplay by), Dave Eggers (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Watson ... Mae
Ellar Coltrane ... Mercer
Glenne Headly ... Bonnie
Bill Paxton ... Vinnie
Karen Gillan ... Annie
Tom Hanks ... Bailey
Beck ... Beck
Nate Corddry ... Dan
Mamoudou Athie ... Jared
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. ... Beck Bandmate
Joey Waronker Joey Waronker ... Beck Bandmate
Michael Shuman ... Beck Bandmate
Nick Valensi Nick Valensi ... Beck Bandmate (as Nicholas Valensi)
John Boyega ... Ty
Regina Saldivar Regina Saldivar ... Partier
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Mae is getting a tour of the campus facilities by Annie, she is told of the various clubs in one outside area. One of the activities pointed out by Annie was "Quidditch". Of course, the flying broomstick sport of Quidditch was made famous in the Harry Potter universe, in which Emma Watson starred. A land based version of the "sport" has since become popular among university students and tech nerds such as those in The Circle (2017). 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: Knowing is good but knowing everything is better.
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Crazy Credits

A dedication to Bill Paxton at the closing credits which reads: "For Bill". See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 WORST Movies of 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell Transmission
Written by Jason Molina
Performed by Songs: Ohia
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
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The Truth Hurts
24 December 2017 | by bspavlovicSee all my reviews

No wonder the millennials hate this movie. This is not the best movie you'll ever see, but it's better that one would conclude reading all the hate reviews that flooded IMDB. The plot and acting are decent, camera and editing nothing to write home about but bearable, overall slightly better than average movie. The movie tells the story of the generation created to live in a minute, not even a day, manipulated so easily by people and organizations that prey on this mental flaw, or vulnerability, to be politically correct... It's a grim future.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melinda's Song See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,034,148, 30 April 2017

Gross USA:

$20,497,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,656,399
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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