It's an odd little film, it's a tad uneven, but enjoyable and sweet!
I have grown to enjoy a lot of his work in the last few years, so I thought, lets take a look at an 80's flick.
Creator is about a University Professor, played by O'Toole, who is trying to re-create his dead wife. In other words, clone her. He is the resident genius, and David Ogden Stiers plays his foil.
Vincent Spano plays Boris (clever), his lab assisstant. Mariel Hemingway plays a girl who donates an egg and falls in love with Harry Wolper (O'Toole). It is also a very early performance by Virginia madsen, who at this point, her only major works were Electric Dreams & Dune.
It is fun, it is frivolous.
As with many things when looking at them through the eyes of an adult, I did find one major flaw with the plot.
Even if Prof. Wolper did re-grow his dead wife, it wouldn't be her. He was regrowing her body, but not her mind. A clone would have different life experiences than the original, therefore, it would have a different personality. From what I saw, he wasn't using any rapid aging for the clone either, which means, he would have continued to age as she did, therefore, making it even more impossible for them to be together.
Anyway, I digress. It is still a nice movie. If you have a chance, check it out.
I thought Peter O'Toole is touching and does a wonderful job in the film. This is one of the few films I see Vincent Spano in, but he does a great job as well.
Well worth a bowl of popcorn, a blanket and cuddling with someone to watch for the evening.