Black Mirror (2011– )
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After nearly losing her daughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of her.


Jodie Foster


Charlie Brooker





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Marie
Brenna Harding ... Sara
Owen Teague ... Trick
Angela Vint Angela Vint ... Anaesthetist
Jason Weinberg ... Surgeon
Nicholas Campbell ... Russ
Aniya Hodge ... Sara age 3
Sabryn Rock ... Pippa
Edward Charette Edward Charette ... Young Man at Park
Carlos Pinder ... Man Who Finds Sara
Jenny Raven ... Jasmine
Paul Braunstein ... Anthony
Sarah Abbott ... Sara age 9
Nicky Torchia ... Trick age 12
Mckayla Twiggs ... Meryl age 9


Marie is an overprotective mother of Sara since she was born. When Sara is a little girl, Marie loses her in a playground and decides to experiment with a new technology to control what Sara can see or not and track her, implanting a chip in her. When Sara is a teenager, Marie promises to remove the parental controls from the device and put it aside. One night, Sara stays until late hours making love with her boyfriend Trick in his van by the lake and Marie restarts the device, seeing what her daughter is doing. What will Sara do when she discovers what her mother did? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


On the refrigerator while Sara (nm3732586) is a child, the magnets on the top door "bm" pay homage to the show. See more »


When the mom walks from her car to the warehouse, she is holding her bag in her right hand. However when she is filmed walking into the shop, she doesn't have the handbag with her anymore. See more »


References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »


I'm a Mother
Performed by The Pretenders
Written by Chrissie Hynde
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Possibly the worst so far
16 February 2018 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

After the brilliant start, this second episode is a major downer. Possibly the worst of the whole series. A scary DeWitt, with an ugly haircut, plays Marie, a woman in her late 40s who becomes the single mother of baby Sara.

IVF is my guess, because Marie does not look like the type of woman who welcomes male attention. I read somewhere Marie described as a 'young" single mother. DeWitt is 46 and looks like it. Nothing wrong with that, but "young mother" is not.

Anyway, Marie one day almost loses her precious child in a playground and decides to have a chip implanted in Sara's head so that she can check Sara's location and see what Sara sees, via a tablet.

Lots of reviewers claimed that it was "too easy" to foresee where the plot was heading. That's a lazy way to follow a story, just trying to guess what the plot twist could be. For me is the whole narrative that matters, with or without plot twist.

What I disliked in this episode is not the predictability. It is easy to guess trouble ahead with a teenage daughter and an over-protective mother without a life of her own. I disliked: Sara's excessive bad behaviour, Marie hypocrisy and cowardice of not confronting her daughter, and the over-melodramatic ending.

Not to mention the creepiness of Marie spying on her child's sexual activity and interfering with her life, without saying a single word about what is going on.

In short, I disliked the whole narrative and not its predictability. I saw at the end that Jodie Foster directed and I was definitely underwhelmed.

PS and yes, the actress playing teenage Sara looked older than 15 - the whole episode had a problem with age.

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