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Winner of over 23 awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers. The stories include: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; "Machine Love," in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and "Clay," in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality. Written by Greg Pak

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Everything is changing... Except the human heart.

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20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$11,806 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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$131,029 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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In the "Machine Love" segment, behind the receptionist's desk is a logo that is Pak's actual logo. It consists of a stylized "P", an "A" and a "K" in a circle. See more »

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Mrs. Ito: [to young daughter] Want some advice, Marsha? Never fall in love. Never get married. Never have kids.
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Love, Loss, and How Robots/Technology Changes Our Lives
16 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I LOVE THIS FILM!

What a good idea to have four short stories made into a feature film by connecting them with various themes: love, loss, and how human beings interact with robots/technology. I am generally not a sci-fi fan but I really enjoyed this film because the stories are touching, funny, well-written, and thought-provoking. The only other film that it somewhat reminded me of was Happy Accidents since both of the films are touching, intelligent, sci-fi comedies (although not all of the stories in Robot Stories are funny) yet the two movies really aren't comparable beyond that. Some of the questions the film left me with were: how do we adapt to all the technological changes that will be happening in the very near future, how will I mentally deal with the loss of my loved ones as I grow older, how do parents still love their children when the children don't appreciate them, and what would it be like to be an alienated robot with feelings.

I think this film would appeal to most people but maybe for different reasons. And even if you don't like one of the short stories you might like the other three. The opening shots of the animated robots were cool too.

I really hope Robot Stories will be playing in the theaters soon. Definitely worth seeing.

I LOVE THIS FILM!


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