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Evan Rachel Wood as Lainey Christian Taransky
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Winona Ryder as Nicola Anders
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Al Pacino as Viktor Taransky
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Rebecca Romijn as Faith
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1 hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviews7 / 10

Uneven, but definitely worth watching

Ever since I first saw Gattaca, I've been looking for other films directed by Andrew Niccol. This being one of them, and so far, one of the only ones(but I certainly hope he makes more films in the future... he has some very interesting ideas),I simply had to watch. I was not disappointed. Like Gattaca, this is science fiction; however, Gattaca is more of a all-out sci-fi film, and S1m0ne only has some elements of science fiction. Before I comment on the sci-fi, I must comment on the great humor in the film. This is the first of Niccol's films(Truman Show, Gattaca and then this) I've seen that has comedy(in the form of satire, that is). Truly great comedy, as well. You know why? Because it's real. It's stuff that we can recognize, stuff that we know from ourselves, from the people around us. The comedy mostly revolves around how easily everyone is tricked, how quick they are to believe in something without any proof. I believe it was Voltaire who said: "If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent one". We want to be deceived, we want to be tricked, we want to have something to hope for and believe in. I mean, let's be honest; that is the very basis for why religion exists, and why people claim to spot UFOs. People need to believe in something... and they believe in Simone. Despite what her maker has her do, despite no one ever having met her in person, people love her. They need to. They need someone, something to believe in. The many scenes of Viktor covering up Simone not being real, creating the illusion of her in various forms to satisfy other people's urge to see her, meet her, talk to her may be somewhat slapstick in their nature, but they only emphasize how ludicrous and easily bought the everyday man is. They want to believe it so badly, they simply can't accept anything else. This seems to be what most critics of this film are missing. Their refusal to accept it is simply them denying human nature. As Pacino's character realizes near the end: "She's indestructible". It is not possible to remove her, because the public won't accept it. She must exist. I noticed a lot of references to the story of Frankenstein in this film. It is basically the 21st century's version of Frankenstein, with some computer-based science fiction elements and set in Hollywood. I have never seen a film that so openly mocks the superficiality of Hollywood, and for that reason alone, anyone should see it. The plot is very good, though it develops at a somewhat uneven pace... in fact, the pacing seems a tad off. The acting is mostly very good. The special effects are top-notch... they were in 2002, and they still are. This could have been better, but it was still very good. I recommend this to anyone who is interested from reading the plot outline, people who enjoyed Gattaca and fans of science fiction as commentary on real issues. 7/10

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird6 / 10

Interesting concept, doesn't quite work but it is worth the watch

I was interested in seeing this film, because I was intrigued by the concept, I saw that the director Andrew Niccol also wrote for The Truman Show and I love that film and I like Al Pacino. On paper this should have been a great film, instead it is uneven but worth seeing.

I agree the romance is dull, that the script has its weak spots, the direction is lacking in places and that the story is unevenly paced. However, I loved the concept and the satire worked as it was very sharp and thought-provoking. Al Pacino handles his role well, and Rachel Roberts is intriguing as S1m0ne, while Catherine Keener, Winona Ryder Jason Schwartzman and Jay Mohr are solid.

Overall, it was a decent film but could have been more. 6/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho7 / 10

An Acid and Ironical Critic To Hollywood Behavior

Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) is a decadent filmmaker, who has just lost the star of his last movie before its end. Due to this loss, he is fired by his ex-wife Elaine (Catherine Keener),a powerful executive in the studio. When leaving the facilities, Viktor is visited by his great fan Hank (Elias Koteas),a crazy software engineer having an eye tumor having with a few days of life. After his death, Viktor inherits Hank's software and creates Simone (Rachael Roberts),a fantastic virtual star, who becomes an icon and brings Viktor to the spotlight. Viktor decides to vanish Simone, but the creation becomes bigger than the creator, making Viktor powerless. This movie is one of the most acid critic to Hollywood behavior ever. Unfortunately, the end of the story is corny. Having a better end, it would be outstanding. Anyway, it is a worthwhile entertainment. The deleted scenes on DVD are also very funny and most of them should be in the movie. For example, pay attention in the names of the cast of Viktor's film in the deleted scenes: it is simply hilarious! My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Simone'

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