Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

DVD - 2017 | Special edition.
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in the near future where artificial intelligence has brought about holographic reconstructions of loved ones, 86-year old Marjorie gains a holographic companion in the form of her late husband, but will she take advantage of this opportunity to recreate their life as she wished to have lived it?
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: [United States?] : FilmRise, [2017]
Edition: Special edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Marjo
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
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Alternative Title: Marjorie Prime (Motion picture)
Language Note: In English; optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired (SDH).

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sdswbob
Oct 15, 2018

*** An interesting concept that we may have to deal with in the very near future. A movie that moves slowly and not easy for some to watch. BUT, one that may be like a crystal ball for our near futures.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 20, 2018

This dramatic mystery film is about a woman named Marjorie who is now eighty six years old, and living out her final days alongside the electronic rendition of her late husband. She gets to recount her life with him as well as her life apart from him, as she learns to cope with his death as well as her own that soon follows. The movie has an amazing cast starring Jon Hamm and Geena Davis, who have excellent chemistry with one another. This movie has many science-fiction moments, but at its core it’s a romantic drama that will woo you and leave you wanting more. I would rate this film 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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misatim
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.

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slinsenman
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.

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duanetucker
May 12, 2018

Beyond dreadful.

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fledge
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.

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PearlyKayAm1
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.

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LauraSteinert
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!

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