In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. Written by
In one scene, Andrew refers to Portia's fiancée, Charles, as having a chin that can sink the Titanic. The film's composer, James Horner, previously scored Titanic (1997). In addition, this was the second time Horner collaborated with Celine Dion and songwriter Will Jennings after Titanic (1997) for the film's theme song, "Then You Look at Me." Both Williams and Horner died a year apart from each other. Robin died in 2014 from suicide and James died in 2015 from a plane crash. See more »
When Andrew first arrives in San Francisco and watches Galatea at the market the couple walking behind him shows up multiple times in the same position as the view switches back and forth. See more »
Do you know what it feels like to be in love with someone that is about to marry someone else?
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Best robot film ever. This really is a great film, which shows how a machine who strangely is endowed with creativity, thought and awareness unlike other robots, strives to become more than he is. This is a great film and very much about family life, emotions, what it means to be human, and trying to better oneself through both serving others and learning with others about oneself. If you ever wanted to be more than you are then watch this film. This is not so much a film about robots or sci-fi, but a film about life and humanity and relationships, love and family. The robots and sci-fi are just a scenario which allows us to explore ourselves more as humans and wonder about our existence.
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