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Marjorie Prime (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.

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Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's "Prime" relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past. Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with mortality. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almaryeda's poetic film forces us to face the question-If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?

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Jon Hamm
as Walter
Lois Smith
as Marjorie
Leslie Lyles
as Mrs. Salveson
Azumi Tsutsui
as 2nd generation Marjorie, age 30
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The film, with its coastal haze and its fickle gusts of rain, is likely to lodge in your memory. Or, as it will soon be called, your hard drive.

August 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The virtues in Marjorie Prime are modest, but the muted cinematography by Sean Price Williams adds enormously to the blurred vision of reality the characters feel throughout, and the cast is first-rate.

August 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A movie that leaves viewers with so much to ponder.

August 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though visually spare and undistinguished, the movie gets revelatory mileage out of Geena Davis -- just as brainy and bruised as she was in her heyday -- as Marjorie's bitter adult daughter, in need of some postmortem therapy of her own.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Good as the ensemble cast is, however, Marjorie Prime is Smith's film. Watching her inspires the kind of awe one feels when looking at the brushstrokes of an artistic masterpiece.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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A quiet, contemplative family drama about memory. And about how those memories shape who we are.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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