A neat little sci fi film that is a scaled back, smaller in scale version of Her that uses the premise of artificial intelligence to examine loss and the ways we remember those that we lose. It asks some interesting questions and the performances work well within the stories intimate nature.
Madeline Carroll is a gem. I have no idea if she has done any other work since this film, but if she has I will watch it.
As for the rest of the film- pure guilty pleasure. It's a 2010 film that paints a picture of a bygone era in all it's awe shucks and blueberry pie goodness. The script is hokey, the dialogue tied to romantic notions of an outdated past. But it made me smile, the narrative device…
A true faith based film that is willing to wrestle with the questions and embrace the doubt without losing those glimpses of God in the process. Accidentally happened across this one and found it to be an honest and compelling drama about what it means to wrestle with ones faith where God seems both close and distant and where ideas and experiences are constantly colliding with our beliefs.
A great visual in the final shot as well to pull the whole drama together
My quick take-
1. This is an odd film, no other way to put it. There's no real way to categorize it, and so it remains rather allusive and undefinable.
2. Because of it's odd nature the movie I think will be a hard sell. Its not even certain that Zemekis knew what to do with the complicated source material.
3. It might be an even harder sell for some after you see it. So be prepared for any number…