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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.

Director:

Grant Sputore

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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She'll keep you safe


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Trivia

Feature film directorial debut of commercials director Grant Sputore. See more »

Goofs

When Woman (Hillary Swank) enters the air lock, Daughter makes her put on protective equipment. (suit and respirator(gas mask). When using a respirator, it only filters out the air that its breathed in, the outgoing air is forced through a one way valve. Therefore it will offer no protection if 'Woman' is infected with sort of airborne contaminate, as what she breaths out will not pass through an filters. See more »

Quotes

Mother: Contrary to your understandable assumptions, my primary directive is to care for humanity.
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Referenced in Celebrating Australian Screen Culture (2020) See more »

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Moon River
Written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Performed by Andy Williams
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WOW, an outstanding genius Australian novice filmmakers sci-fi that's way to underrated.
9 June 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee 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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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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