Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Ellar Coltrane, Poorna Jagannathan
Sci-fi drama written and directed by James Ponsoldt, the story centers on Mae Holland (Emma Watson), a young woman who takes a job at a powerful internet corporation, run by its charismatic founder, Bailey (Tom Hanks). Mae quickly rises up the company’s ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation, that involves privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Dan: How would you describe what The Circle is to say your grandmother?
Mae Holland: It’s the chaos of the web made elegant.
Dan: Speed round. Paul or John?
Mae Holland: Early Paul, late John.
Dan: Mario or Sonic?
Mae Holland: Early Sonic, late Mario.
Dan: Needs of the society or needs of the individual?
Mae Holland: It should be the same.
Dan: You’re most scare of?
Mae Holland: Unfulfilled potential.
[at work; answering the phone]
Mae Holland: Your payment, it was for 78.13 and the bill 78.31? Thank you.
[at work; Mae gets a call]
Mae’s Mother: You got the job at The Circle.
[Mae screams with delight]
Eamon Bailey: I am a believer in the perfectibility of human beings. When we are our best selves the possibilities are endless. At The Circle there isn’t a problem that we cannot solve. We can cure an disease and we can end hunger without secrets, without the hoarding of knowledge and information. We can finally realize our potential. We will see it all, if it happens, we’ll know. Imagine the human rights implications. There needs to be accountability. So many of our lies that get us in trouble, the things we hide. We care about everybody you care about, because knowing is good. But knowing everything is better.
Eamon Bailey: At The Circle we can finally realize our potential. When we are our best selves there isn’t a problem that we cannot solve. We can cure any disease and we can end hunger. Imagine the human rights implications, the possibilities are endless.
Eamon Bailey: We have cameras in places all over the world.
Eamon Bailey: Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better.
Eamon Bailey: Circlars, do you like to share?
Employees: Sharing is everything.
Kalden: [to Mae] Have a drink, have a good time and stay excited. You’re at The Circle.
Annie: [to Mae] When I first started it took me a few weeks to really get the hang of it. Believe me, you’re doing fine.
Mae Holland: You should come and visit me at work sometime.
Mercer: They might think I was there to clean the toilets.
Kalden: [to Mae] Everyone really likes you.
Renata: Your works been exemplarily, strong ratings, but your absences at several event…
Mae Holland: Sorry, my dad had an episode and I was home helping out.
Matt: Is that related to his MS?
Annie: [to Mae] I’ve been looking into your parents situation and I have an idea.
Annie: [to Mae] I was thinking it would make sense for your nice folks to come on The Circle health plan.
Mae Holland: I want to say how much I value what you’ve done for my family.
Eamon Bailey: Mae, you’re a valued part of The Circe, we care about everybody you care about.
Eamon Bailey: Mae has only been with us for a few months, but she has made quite and impression.
Eamon Bailey: So, Mae, do you think you behave better or worse when you are being watched?
Eamon Bailey: So, Mae, is there anything you want to tell us?
Mercer: [to Mae] We used to go on adventures, we used to have fun and see things, and now it’s all filtered through this. Does this really seem okay to you?
Mae Holland: What is this?
Kalden: The Circle has the power to change everything.
Kalden: [to Mae] I didn’t create this. This is not what I had in mind. Things at The Circle, they need to change.
Kalden: [to Mae] Everything recorded, seen, broadcast and stored and analyzed here. They can use it however they see fit, no matter what its cost.
The Circle is set to open in the US April 28, 2017.