Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, "Margin Call" is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.
Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) was a typical high school girl, until she decided to be, well, A-typical. I mean, what’s your average girl to do when her popular best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) wants the 411 on Olive’s weekend, and the boring reality is nothing to brag about? Can’t a non-entity, an anonymous girl like Olive tell a little white lie if it gives her just a tiny taste of that magical prize sought by every teenager: popularity?