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A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with one his creations in the days after the dot.com boom.

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Rand, Winston, and Johnson have a small tech startup company in the Bay Area that's developing a artificially-lived computer character, Koy Koy the bird, who can hear and see and interact with the user. Koy Koy gets placed in a kids schoolroom for testing, and Rand develops a relationship with one of the teachers, Sarah. Rand learns that his scientific understanding of human mating isn't necessarily a roadmap for the real thing. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$22,278 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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$22,278 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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Rand: No one will ever live up to what you and Sam had.
Sarah McCaulley: Why?
Rand: I think you're judging people on the wrong scale.
Sarah McCaulley: Why can't it be like that?
Rand: [ponders] ... you're only born perfect?
Sarah McCaulley: ...and it's all downhill from there. Why me Rand?
Rand: What do you mean?
Rand: Why am I not some chemical reaction that will run out on you one day, what makes me special?
Sarah McCaulley: I don't know.
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Kool Arrow Records 2001
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Great experience
29 April 2004 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the unfolding of these characters, all of which have their own challenges.

The interplay between the programmers is especially witty. Bruno Campos is very funny and Grundy plays a great straight man.

Great visual portrayal of San Francisco.

Sarah has a genuineness about her that reflects reality, not stereotypes or cliches.

I look forward to future works by Decena and Breitbach and they continue to evolve as filmakers.

The Sundance process is one that needs to be supported and I hope to see the Sundance Film Series be a regular thing.


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