Black Mirror (2011– )
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A woman desperate to boost her social media score hits the jackpot when she's invited to a swanky wedding, but the trip doesn't go as planned.

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Rashida Jones (teleplay by), Michael Schur (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Lacie Pound
Alice Eve ... Naomi Jayne Blestow
Cherry Jones ... Susan
James Norton ... Ryan Pound
Alan Ritchson ... Paul
Daisy Haggard ... Bets
Susannah Fielding ... Carol
Michaela Coel ... Airport Stewardess
Demetri Goritsas ... Hansen
Kadiff Kirwan ... Chester
Sope Dirisu ... Man in Jail
Clayton Evertson Clayton Evertson ... Ted
Andrew Roux ... Electro Station Assistant
Anjana Vasan Anjana Vasan ... Space Cop
Colin Moss ... Anthony
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Storyline

A woman who lives in a world where most people are completely overwhelmed by the madness of being popular and important in social reding earns an invitation from her best childhood friend to her marriage, but certain unexpected occasions will try to stop her from reaching In her destiny, had she been able to attend the wedding? Written by joão vitor neves

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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Trivia

The plot device of ratings determining a person's life was covered more humorously in an episode Community: App Development and Condiments (2014) of Community (2009), as well as more seriously in episode The Orville: Majority Rule (2017) of The Orville (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Naomi calls Lacie to tell her not to come to her wedding, there is a close-up shot at 47:32 that is flipped. This is revealed by Alice Eve's heterochromia. Her left blue eye and right green eye are flipped in this shot. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [picks up Pelican Cove brochure] Pelican Cove? What is this? A eugenics program?
Lacie: A lifestyle community.
Ryan: [looks at the photo on the brochure] No one is *this* happy. A two-year-old with a fucking balloon isn't this happy.
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Connections

References Black Mirror: The National Anthem (2011) See more »

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More of a parable than a prophecy
16 January 2017 | by HabaneroBuckSee all my reviews

This episode of Black Mirror is notable for its sharply satirical tone as opposed to bleak subject matter. In that regard, it has a different feel, but not a different tenor (unapologetic cynicism), from all of the other episodes. This one is played more for dark humor than for gut-wrenching tension and surprising revelations, and it is effective in that regard. By no means the best of the series, it was vastly entertaining, eliciting more than one gut-laugh.

Bryce Dallas Howard delivers a character we find shallow, inventive, ambitious, sympathetic, inspirational, and pitiful, often simultaneously. Two of the best performances I've seen in all of modern video have been delivered in Season Three of Black Mirror, and her work here stands side-by-side with that delivered in any other feature of note (Jerome Flynn's turn in "Shut Up and Dance" being the other outstanding role).


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