The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress. The "actress" becomes an overnight sensation, with a major singing career as well, and everyone thinks she's a real person. However, as Simone's fame skyrockets, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to himself or the world.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Hank Aleno's last name is an anagram of "alone". See more »
SPOILER: In the post credits scene at the supermarket, Viktor is seen filming with a camcorder. When the finished footage with S1m0ne is shown, it is clearly shot in 35mm anamorphic, as the rest of the movie, and nothing like a camcorder.
However, this scene plays like a joke after the film is over with no pretension to be realistic at all. See more »
In the film's title and in the credits, the letters I and O in people's names are replaced with the numerals 1 and 0. See more »
In the initial August 2002 theatrical release, Rachel Roberts, the actress who portrays "most aspects" of Simone, is uncredited. According to an Associated Press interview with Roberts published after the film's release, this will be changed in the video release so that Roberts is credited. See more »
Interesting Premise, But Nothing Special Movie-Wise
This wasn't a bad comedy starring a famous actor who is known more for his dramatic roles: Al Pacino.
For a one-joke storyline, I thought the film was pretty good, and certainly better than the critics would have you believe. The story moved well, only getting a little preposterous in the final 15-25 minutes, although the whole film is a tongue-and-cheek look at Hollywood fame.
It's a nice-looking DVD and Rachel Roberts falls in that category, too, as the beautiful computer-generated new movie star who isn't what people think.
This turned out to be an "okay" but not one that people raved about or added to their collections. Maybe it was the weak ending.
26 of 43 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this