Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of BLACKBERRY

Like Air, Tetris, The Social Network and The Big Short before it, BLACKBERRY is a fascinating look at innovators and risk takers, that Variety predicts for Oscar nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Howerton. The movie opens in Irish cinemas on October 6th but lucky readers won’t have to wait that long, we have tickets to an exclusive preview screening taking place in Dublin’s city centre on Wednesday Oct 4th to giveaway. Keep reading for your chance to win.

Every era has its visionaries, and BLACKBERRY, co-written by Director Matt Johnson and Producer Matthew Miller, investigates the brilliance of the individuals that invented the world’s first smartphone. Recounting the Canadian company’s humble yet chaotic rise to market dominance, BLACKBERRY is a darkly comedic telling of the tragic tale of a Canadian company that revolutionised the way we communicate, before swiftly plummeting into obsolescence.

It’s 1996, and Mike Lazaridis (Jay Baruchel) and his business partner and best friend Douglas Fregin (Matt Johnson) are on the edge of creating the world’s first smartphone. Unfortunately for them, they are less business savvy than they are tech, and struggle to keep their company, Research in Motion, afloat. Everything changes when cunning businessman Jim Balsillie (Glenn Howerton) agrees to join the company, bringing with him the money and experience needed to create and sell a prototype of their invention.

Seemingly overnight the three men revolutionise the way people work, communicate and connect. Celebrities, politicians and businessmen are now addicted to their BlackBerrys. The company’s value skyrockets, yet within a few short years shady business dealings, personal grievances, and, perhaps most dangerously, the iPhone, threaten the company’s incredible success.

BLACKBERRY is released in Irish cinemas from 6th October 2023


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Q: Which actor from ‘Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ plays the role of Jim Balsillie in BLACKBERRY?
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    BLACKBERRY is released in Irish cinemas from 6th October 2023