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Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
USA / English
"David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not. "
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become
Haley Joel Osment David
Frances O'Connor Monica Swinton
Sam Robards Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas Martin Swinton
Jude Law Gigolo Joe
William Hurt Prof. Hobby
Ken Leung Syatyoo-Sama
Clark Gregg Supernerd
Kevin Sussman Supernerd
Tom Gallop Supernerd
Eugene Osment Supernerd
April Grace Female Colleague
Matt Winston Executive
Sabrina Grdevich Secretary
Theo Greenly Todd
Director: Steven Spielberg
Producer: Bonnie Curtis,Kathleen Kennedy,Steven Spielberg
Writer: Brian Aldiss,Ian Watson
Artificial indeed
Strange, "ET" made me weep so did "Close Encounters" but I didn't weep in "Schindler's List", where the horrors depicted are devastating and the pain, unbearable. How can I explain that? It's not just me, discussing the subject with friends we were all in agreement, a situation more unique than rare, the only in disagreement was a friend from Aberdeen, she cried in "Schindler's List" from beginning to end, but she doesn't count, she also cried in "Zoolander". So the mystery persists. Steven Spielberg, the most commercially successful movie director of the last 30 years, has touched and ventured into different genres with the uttermost confidence. His most artistically, emotionally and financially successful movies are the ones that appeal to a child's imagination. The child in all of us. So, why is it that "Artificial Intelligence", with a child, and what a child, at the centre of the story, is so cold, so confused, so unsuccessful. I think, I suspect, I imagine that it has to do with intellect. Spielberg is an anti intellectual. When he feels we feel when he thinks we don't feel anything. The boy's need for his mother's love could have been the definitive Spielberg movie. Instead, is as if he was telling us the story against his will. The scene in which the mother has to abandon his robot son, could have been unforgettable, instead, a lot of acting in a Disney like little forest. That's also the end of the movie. It is followed by a second feature that should be called "Mad Max meets Dr.Who" with a splendid Jude Law. I went to see the film at the first matinée on its opening day. I left the theatre kind of depressed, not sad, depressed. I was reminded of it today because my friend from Aberdeen had rented the DVD, she was watching it and of course, she was crying.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
User credit 2:992
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: John Williams
Running time: 146 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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