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Materialistic 80s feminist falls in love with an android (robot not what is now referred to as a phone) .
another very funny slice of the '80's from the director of 'desperately seeking susan'
Director Susan Seidelman made a few very 80s looking comedies that are not exactly classics, but watching them now really capture the time. She started off with "Desperately Seeking Susan" followed by this film and then made the underrated "Cookie". This film isn't nearly as pop culture obsessed at "Desperately Seeking Susan," but like "Cookie" it captures all that was hip about 80s culture in a story that could easily have taken place in any time period. This film is about John Malkovich making an android that looks exactly like him to make a long distance voyage into space. While preparing his robot, Ann Magnuson takes and interest and ends up humanizing the robot by teaching him about human interactions in ways that are much to the consternation of Malkovich. It's a pretty dorky idea, with a robot learning about love and consequentially the other characters learn about love as well, but it's such a great cast that is all manages to work. Ann Magnuson is an actress I've always had a crush on, so I love anything she's in and Malkovich is always great, but you also get Glenne Headly, Laurie Metcalf and Polly Bergen in supporting roles. Not a classic, but quite an enjoyable film all around.
A advertising executive teaches an Android about love and life in this sweet but sometimes outdated 80's comedy. Its not a classic by any means but the screenplay and the pace of the film help make this movie enjoyable. Also, the performances of John Malkovich in dual roles are fun to watch.
I love this comedy! Malkovich' early role in '87!
*1/2 (out of four)
Dull comedy with John Malkovich at his craziest self and a scrpt that is in need of some serious overhauling.
Malkovich plays a scientist who has created a robotic double of himself that he hopes can be used at various events. The problem is he has no personality himself so he hires Ann Magnussen to teach the robot how to become charming.
She was pretty good, but the movie is mostly a waste.
A fun and easy on your brain movie about a scientist who creates and android (in his own likeness). The android's job is to perform long term space travels that a human couldn't handle. Well, somehow this android is a bit too much like his maker having emotions; add a cute girl and you can guess the rest. Its fun.
Ann Magnuson is irresistible and John Malkovich was adorable. Sweet 80s nonsense.
It has charm, but I couldn't grip with the story and characters.
People are defined by the bad things that happen to them in lives. This exceptionally low budget pic makes up for the lack of visual flare with a great intellectual concept and Malkovich in dual roles. The bad part of this movie is Malkovich does an excellent job of portraying a genius scientist which will in all probability bore the general public. Anne Magnuson in her only chance Ive seen as a leading role gives it her all and its very enjoyable. Highly recommended if you live an examined life.