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Marjorie Prime (2017)

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A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.

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Julie
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2nd Generation Marjorie, Age 10 (as Hana May Colley)
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Tess
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Young Marjorie
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India Reed Kotis ...
Young Tess (as India Kotis)
Leslie Lyles ...
Mrs. Salveson
Cashus Muse ...
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Marjorie
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2nd Generation Majorie, Age 30
Bill Walters ...
Old Jon (as W.A. Walters)
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In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,668, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

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$180,608, 2 November 2017
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The film's primary supporting cast members, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, are both Academy Award winners for their supporting roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988) and Mystic River (2003), respectively. See more »

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Compelling and original premise at the outset. However, the actors are much better than the play they act in, after all. Not as thought provoking as one might assume
8 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Saw this at the Rotterdam film festival 2017 (website: iffr.com). It all started as a compelling and original premise, but I got lost underway about what it all meant story-wise speaking. A lot of talking, but I still don't know what makes everyone tick.

On the other hand, we were made aware that manipulating the past is one of the prime issues at hand, once you are given the opportunity to re-make idealized versions of deceased relatives, and to even improve on them by planting memories that are not completely true to reality (every now and then we hear the words "I'll remember it now"). Could have been thought provoking, but I lost my interest halfway the running time.

All in all, the actors are much better than the play they act in. The festival visitors ranked this movie a bit better than halfway at the 57th (out of 172) place for the audience award, with score 4.009 (out of 5).


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