Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.
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Rewatch. Saw this one a lot growing up. It’s dumb, it’s cute. I like it. My childhood crush on Gina Madsen began here (and with Dune from the same year). Watching it again, it seems ahead of its time in its depiction of the Nerd Fantasy/MPDG™ -a trope that is terrible in almost all cases but seems harmless here. It would be difficult to genuinely dislike this film.
I was surprised at how good this was! The premise is preposterous but once disbelief has been suitably suspended it works pretty well, and both the leads are great. There are shades of Cyrano de Bergerac, Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera in the story which despite essentially being a sci-fi rom-com sometimes nudges gently at the outskirts of the horror genre.
On a paper, ELECTRIC DREAMS is an interesting, yet bizarre drama about a love triangle between a man, a woman, and a computer. Director Steve Barron - who is famous as music video director - presented it as your usual rom-com movie, complete with some pop songs. As I finished watching it, I began to see this movie as a satire about how technology controls us. Especially, the artificical intelligence. This is classic!
(Tentado a darle ****). Los primeros minutos son fascinantes. Es un espejo a la coyuntura actual; la tecnología dominando la rutina humana, graficando por momentos una realidad ridícula, irónica y hasta deshumanizante. Y esto se extiende en la trama. El amor como tema tan complejo, a pesar de la revolución digital, la I.A. Un filme que transita por la comedia, el amor (libre), sci fi (el siniestro HAL), el drama. 80♥