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I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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Grant Sputore

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Michael Lloyd Green (screenplay by), Grant Sputore (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Rose Byrne ... Mother (voice)
Maddie Lenton Maddie Lenton ... Infant
Luke Hawker ... Mother
Summer Lenton Summer Lenton ... Toddler
Hazel Sandery Hazel Sandery ... Toddler
Tahlia Sturzaker ... Child
Clara Rugaard ... Daughter
Hilary Swank ... Woman
Jacob Nolan Jacob Nolan ... Brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracy Britton Tracy Britton ... Teacher
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In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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StudioCanal's National Sales and Acquisitions Manager, Greg Denning, said: "StudioCanal is very proud to be releasing 'I Am Mother' in Australia and New Zealand. The filmmakers have assembled a wonderful team to bring this story to the screen, and we're thrilled that they've now attracted the calibre of Hilary Swank for the pivotal role of 'Woman'. She is the perfect choice, and adds another layer of quality to this smart, refreshingly bold, and riveting sci-fi thriller". See more »

Goofs

When the mysterious woman (Hillary Swank) is initially in the medical bay with Mother, Daughter is outside the closed door and can't hear what they are saying. In a subsequent scene, the door is locked and the woman and daughter on the opposite side freely converse without difficulty.

They are speaking through an intercom. You can clearly hear the intercom turning on and off, and one scene even show Daughter turning the intercom on. See more »

Quotes

Mother: Contrary to your understandable assumptions, my primary directive is to care for humanity.
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Soundtracks

Baby Mine
Written by Ned Washington (as Washington) and Frank Churchill (as Churchill)
Performed by Nina Ferro
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A visually impressive Sci-fi thriller
7 June 2019 | by Dannyboi94See all my reviews

I am Mother is a gorgeous looking movie, there was times where I couldn't tell if I was seeing CGI or particle effects, which just goes to show, that you don't need a big budget to make a movie like this.

Without spoiling the movie, I am Mother takes place within a facility, and for most of the movie, you follow a young woman as she is raised by a highly intelligent AI. Now a movie like this can get boring, but like movies such as Ex Machina, I am Mother always keeps you interested. While some may find the film boring due to its slow plot, those who enjoy good sci-fi thrillers that are slow burners, will find a great deal of enjoyment from this film.

The main lead, played by Clara Rugaard, gives a brilliant performance. And considering that she is unknown, and going head to head with a powerhouse like Hilary Swank, shows how much of a talented young actress that she is. The robot voiced by Rose Byrne is the highlight of the movie, as it is very difficult during most of the movie, to try and understand if it means bad or good, and that is due to the clever writing and directing.

I am Mother is a very entertaining movie, and many will love it if they enjoy movies like it, but many more may find it boring. But the production design, the visuals, directing and acting is spot on, and is by far one of the best Netflix movies.

8/10


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