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.
The lead role of Mae was first offered to Alicia Vikander, which according to her, was one of the three roles offered simultaneously alongside the roles of Maria in Assassin's Creed (2016) and Heather in Jason Bourne (2016). Due to fan factor, she opted to do Bourne instead, thus having the producers moving on to casting second choice Emma Watson instead. See more »
When Mercer is being chased by the drone, there is a camera attached to both the driver and passenger window but in one shot on the bridge the driver-side window is rolled down. See more »
Maybe we are reviewing the movie through the lens of our social media addicted transparent lives.
Great cast, interesting subject but obviously difficult to accept the self analysis of our social media addiction. Let's face it, social media is designed as a means to an end, targeted consumer business data. We all freaked out when government wanted Apple to unlock a domestic terrorist's cell phone. No, that information is private was the cry! No it's not really, the companies collecting it are marketing the trend analysis of that data. As for law enforcement subpoena powers, your bank records, tax records, you home, your car and even your private parts can be searched! This movie shows how naive we are to believe that we are safe and private business is not doing the same with our lives. Do you post online where you ate, what you ate and with whom? Guess what, businesses can ID all of that without you posting it, you cellphone GPS data is where you and those also at the same place, your credit card or Apple Pay records of what and how much, it's also time stamped. If I aggregated all the existing past records on you it produces a pattern and gives me with a high probability who you will meet, when and what you will do next week. This is a good movie, not great, but good.
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