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I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot "Mother" -- designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. 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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Cast

Cast overview:
Luke Hawker ... Mother
Rose Byrne ... Mother (voice)
Maddie Lenton Maddie Lenton ... Infant
Summer Lenton Summer Lenton ... Toddler
Hazel Sandery Hazel Sandery ... Toddler
Tahlia Sturzaker ... Child
Clara Rugaard ... Daughter
Hilary Swank ... Woman
Jacob Nolan Jacob Nolan ... Brother
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Storyline

After a global apocalypse, an android called "Mother" is responsible for repopulating Earth using a collection of embryos stored in an underground failsafe bunker. Her teenage daughter, who she raised from an embryo, is submitted to classes and tests to assess her development as human being. When the daughter finds a mouse inside the base, she suspects that the outside is no longer contaminated. One day, she sees a wounded woman outside the base and lets her in. Soon she learns something that will affect her relationship with Mother and which will change her forever. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, edited by JFairweather

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She'll keep you safe


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Mother See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The eye of mother is an homage to HAL 9000 of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 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 »

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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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WOW, an outstanding genius Australian novice filmmakers sci-fi that's way to underrated.
9 June 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This film is one of those rare gems that keeps you thinking well after it's over to the point it needs to be seen again - which I did, and now enjoy it that much more.

The rating is way too low, and I can understand why. Right at the end, you're left unsatisfied and thinking there were too many plot issues etc. But man did this film leave me thinking for a few days, and then I saw it again - and everything fell into place. Wow, did I miss a lot!

The top reviewer "No one noticed?! The women from outside is actually..." nailed it. And after I saw it the 2nd time, I felt the writing was brilliant!

For starters, the directing by Grant Sputore (his first ever full length feature film - only 5 prior credits for TV series and a short) was outstanding! Better than some seasoned Hollywood directors. Cinematography was excellent and the sets and S/VFX were perfection. Sputore's and (again, novice) Michael Lloyd Green's writing was brilliant!

You basically have 3 main actors throughout the 115 min films length, that create a story that fills every minute with suspense and drama. Midway, you can't decide who the antagonist is. The plot twists are well placed and executed.

The pacing was decent, but I really did want more story - perhaps an extra 10-15 mins to be able to tie up the loose ends without having to see the film a second time, and that's the only reason I'm not giving this film a perfect 10/10. But again, this gem is not a big budget Hollywood production by seasoned filmmakers, so mad props to Michael Lloyd Green and especially Grant Sputore, who I feel is the next Christopher Nolan!

The score was absolutely perfect and well placed. Very Nolan-esque! The casting was excellent - Clara Rugaard was perfect and Hilary Swank nailed her role to confuse the viewer who to cheer for.

I really suggest anyone who sees this and is left unsatisfied, watch it again and pay close attention to the details (e.g. timestamps, embryos labels, even Woman holding the cross, etc), and you will then see the brilliance of this highly underrated film.

I really hope a part 2 comes out, as this film certainly needs and deserves a sequel - and prequel! A really well deserved 9/10 from me! And if anyone thinks this review is fake, click on my username to see my 1000+ ratings and 600+ reviews. Now go see this film - again!


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