Bicentennial Man

Jays Rating:

An extraordinary film that combines romance, comedy and science fiction is Bicentennial Man. This heart-warming movie takes place in the future when a wealthy family in need of a servant buys a robot to help with household chores. My wife was wondering when she was going to get a robot to help with the housework. I said, “When I can see to pick it out.” The robot played by Robin Williams realizes he is unique when he begins to feel emotions and feelings for the youngest daughter in the family whom he calls Little Miss. After many years of serving the family, he adopts the name Andrew Martin and goes out into the world to find others like himself. During his search, he meets a man who can upgrade the appearance of robots. He gives Andrew fingers, toes, hair, skin and anything else that will make him look more human. Over the next two hundred years Andrew goes back to visit little Miss and the rest of the family. Before Little Miss dies of old ag e he meets her granddaughter Portia and feels the same attraction toward her. When Portia grows up he begins to fall in love with her and she feels the same about him. Even though he looks and acts human he is still a robot. Can this relationship work? Based on the story by Isaac Asimov, this is a thought-provoking movie that has both tender and humorous moments. Robin Williams brings the robot to life with an outstanding performance. The only downside was the seemingly slow pace of the film. I repeatedly looked at my watch to see when it would be over, then I remembered I can’t see in the dark. I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.