You won't be disappointed!
Fresh and Exciting
If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds.
Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.
It's an interestingly unique idea and it starts brilliantly.Then it totally falls down half way through. It doesn't know what it is, what it wants or where it's going. Then we get to know. But it's not well-flagged. Can't say much more without the spoiler tag but it just doesn't hang together well.Some observations:The mother is annoying . Really! No sympathy for the character at all and, more annoyingly, she has absolutely no impact on the storyline.In an attempt to add 'pace' there are a few long sequences which don't mean or do anything.And they throw in a little past-life psychology for one of the main characters, in an attempt to add weight.The actors are fine - Mae Whitman in particular is brilliant!Potential, potential potential. Squandered, squandered, squandered.Yep, (co)writer/director. I really should have learned by now but was momentarily wrong-footed because the director's name appears second on the writer credits. Oy vey.As a movie, it's vastly overrated and rather under whelming. Shame.
This movie is amazing. Beautifully written and acted.Sadly it suffers from being put in the "comedy" genre like Lost In Translation and Birdman. Yes they are funny in parts, but ultimately the story is so sad it rips your heart out and does a little tap dance on it.That said, this dark (and sometimes funny) tale is really interesting, and I did wonder which direction the film was headed in.It was like a very long episode of Black Mirror. So if you like your viewing beautiful, emotional, moving, hard to watch and a little bit depressing at the end ... This bad boy is for you!Honestly - It's REALLY good. Enjoy :)
I was browsing through Netflix last night after watching the latest Amy Schumer special (and being disappointed) and found this movie. I saw the description and was immediately intrigued. Without giving too much away, Joe is a programmer that uses his wife's voice and likeness for a telephone answering system for a client. What results is resentment on the part of his wife, Emily, as he seems to become attached to his creation (you'll see what you mean when you watch it). It was really touching to see how great of a partner Emily is and how ignorant Joe is to his wife's needs. It ends on a happy note though and if nothing else, I fell in love with Mae Whitman by the end of the movie. And at the very least, it seems like a cautionary tale for how technology can consume you or sometimes replace real human connections. If it means anything, I've been thinking about the movie since I finished watching it late last night. Definitely recommend.
I ended up enjoying the film because I come from the tech industry and I am generally interested in the themes explored. I felt the acting / dialogue / cinematography was a bit mediocre. The main theme throughout the movie was the question of whether a person can be reduced to a collection of data and statistics. The main character Joe, believes this to be true, however most people resist this notion and find it uncomfortable. I really enjoyed the exploration of this idea and its effects on people. In the end, Joe's endless statistics and self quantifying make him so rigid that he is terrified of change, and he decides he must overcome this.Not sure the film makers quite nailed the ending, but still enjoyed the film.