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Steve Barron United States, 1984

Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Electric Dreams

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.