Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

DVD - 2017
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A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Mongrel Media, [2017]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE MARJO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jul 04, 2018

A very unusual film technique about people telling stories about their life. It makes the film very slow moving, and overlapping realities. Not everyone's cup of tea, but an interesting experiment in film making.

May 23, 2018

A sci fi twist on how people could in the near future come to terms with losing loved ones and the perceptions they have about those now gone.

May 12, 2018

Beyond dreadful.

May 06, 2018

An AI-generated character interacts as the husband of an aging woman. Based on a play, and somewhat thought-provoking: How do we want to remember those around us when they die? Can an analog (a 3D hologram) really help us as humans? A quiet, introspective film, unlike most of today’s POW-BLAM-WHAMMO computer-generated extravaganzas. Recommended.

Apr 15, 2018

Very interesting idea about a product that will likely be available in the near future. The movie was very low key, with no energy in it. Would not watch it a second time.

JCLEdwardR Apr 05, 2018

I bet the play this film is based of is a great one to see on stage. The film, however, suffers with poor pacing and SO MUCH exposition. If I had known it was a play first then maybe I would have adjusted how I watched the film but I did not know before seeing the film. The premise/concept is still very intriguing.

Mar 29, 2018

Excruciatingly slow paced movie. (After 20 minutes I ran it a 1.5 X speed anD it was still agonizingly slow.) It may have been a commentary on death and dying, or it may have been a commentary on humans' increasing reliance on AI. I suppose the stiff, emotionless "acting" is excusable because the actors are playing AI images. No romance. No characters to identify with, and the script was a jumble. Save this for a night you need help falling asleep.

Great premise. Great play. So-so movie. It starts well but unravels about halfway through. Lois Smith, who plays Marjorie, is tremendous. Her first feature film was East of Eden with James Dean!

Mar 11, 2018

Warning - brand new copy from SFPL defective - stuck from the start.

Feb 13, 2018

An interesting premise and the struggles they’re dealing with. It’s not to difficult to watch Jon Hamm. He doesn’t even have to talk. Sometimes I got confused with what they were saying

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