After years in a loving home, Jon, a toy, was forgotten, deserted and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother. He returns to live a sad life as a worker on the line. With each new birth, Jon laments the days when life was good and he was loved. Jon learns that the evil child catcher, Yuri, has discovered they stole a new born baby from the factory floor, he moves into action to escape the oppressive city and find a safe home for his wife and child. With each day, Jon and Mary find the safety and sense of home they have always longed for, but it's not enough. Jon is torn between saving the mother he has always dreamed or saving his own family. Written by
Julian Richings played the role of Yuri in the film, but what many viewers don't realize is that he also played Yuri's elderly father. Richings is a character actor known for playing weird roles, and often doubles as more than one character in his work. See more »
[referring to Bethany]
She was kidnapped while we were discussing our feelings!
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This is a very weird movie indeed. The humor and tone is kind of all over the place. Someone compared it a bit to early Gilliam and they might not be off too much. While this is uneven, it still delivers many times. It's kind of amazing and has great ideas. Those help recover some of the rough patches that lie on the way ahead (no pun intended), so that the viewer won't mind too much.
The effects are good, but you have to like the way the characters are made of course (Tim Burton was mentioned too in that commentary by another user). While its a wild story, it still is predictable enough and does include clichés. That's the uneven part for you, like it or hate it
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