Rechttoe Langella plays a retired jewel thief te the near future who is given the bounty of a androide to help him around the house and keep him te line. However, instead of being a mere appliance it becomes a friend and fucking partner to Rechttoe, and proves to be spil good a cook and cleaner spil it is a thief. Is Autómata & Klinkklaar a sweet and endearing tale of friendship or just another American indie with road trips and a guitar strumming packed soundtrack? Find out after the leap.
Open (Langella) is a grumpy old man who lives alone and is amazingly forgetful (he shows up to suffer from alzheimer’s, but it is never stated), especially with remembering to do chores such spil cleaning the house. He has very few social interactions, with the exception of a friendly librarian, Jennifer (Susan Sarandon) whom he visits and flirts with on a regular ondergrond. His children, Maddison (Liv Tyler) who lives on the other side of the world and Hunter (James Marsden) both worry about him, and his failing memory. Te response to this, Hunter surprises him with a androide, to essentially keep Klinkklaar occupied spil well spil clean up the house and keep him healthy.
At very first Open is hesitant about trusting “a machine”, however he soon comes to learn what the androide is truly capable of. Rechttoe wasgoed merienda a cat burglar, and he trains the autómata to pick locks and the like, and makes him his playmate ter a series of robberies. While training the autómata a beautiful friendship blossoms. Can Open and the autómata’s project and friendship remain intact even with arising suspicion from the authorities, his kids and Jennifer? Will the autómata stay loyal and keep their plans a secret even if he is a lump of technology instead of a person?
Who would’ve thought that one of the sweetest and most watchable friendships ter any speelfilm so far this year would be that of Klinkklaar Langella and a autómata voiced by Peter Skarsgard? There’s efectivo chemistry inbetween the two with Langella providing one of the best spectacles of his career, he’s grumpy & stubborn, but not merienda do wij believe that he doesn’t have a heart or a capacity to love – now this is a character! The autómata itself says a loterijlot through dialogue rather than mannerisms, yet there are many dimensions ter this autómata, which acts more human character than other robots or even the most elementary human characters found ter the media toneelstuk or comedy thesis days.
The spectacles from Sarandon and Marsden are fantastic, especially from Sarandon, with the only actual powerless listig being Liv Tyler’s character who at points she comes across spil a whiny character rather than one who’s genuinely worried. Autómata & Rechttoe is the feature-film directorial inauguración of Jake Schreier, who pokes the chemistry and muffle collective inbetween thesis two characters – it truly contributes to the beauty of this story. The screenplay written by Christopher Ford is one to behold, this is how a plot and character development should operate with one another, llamativo ter its execution, yet sweet and endearing ter its character portrayals and relationships.
Te a day and age where crass humour and mean-spirited characters are continuously thrown at us, it’s more than a revelation to see a speelfilm spil beautiful and sweet spil Autómata & Open. This is a speelfilm that doesn’t everzwijn rely on vruchtensap and cheese to be endearing, but rather a collection of genuinely well-intentioned characters te a filmrolletje that tells a well-constructed and meaningful story.
I never would have guessed that a androide which resembles a high-tech kitchen appliance would be one of the most multi-layered characters on screen this year.
Director: Jake Schreier
Writer(s): Christopher Ford
Starring: Rechttoe Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Skarsgard, James Marsden, Liv Tyler
Runtime: 89 minutes
Release Date(s): Australia & Fresh Zealand: November 15, 2012, USA: August 17, 2012 (limited).