"...[The] future-gazing effects are excellent..."
Box Office - 02/01/2000
"...The film looks great and all the special effects are stunning..."
USA Today - 12/17/1999
"...Thoughtfully engaging....[Williams's] performance is subtle, his reactions restrained..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/17/1999
"...With stupendous special effects, amazing make-up artistry and sumptuous production design....James Horner's score sustains a mood of wonderment and stirred emotions..."
Andrew Martin (Williams) is a household android whose intended function is thrown for a loop when he begins to feel genuine human emotions. Over the next two centuries the resulting dealings with his adopted family and new acquaintances provide the film with ample opportunities to raise important questions about individual human existence, as Andrew seeks to become human. Based on the Isaac Asimov story of the same name.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
From the acclaimed director of MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Academy Award(R)-winner Robin Williams (1997, Best Actor, GOOD WILL HUNTING) stars in a delightfully heartwarming comedy about one extraordinary android who just wants to be an ordinary guy! It doesn't take long for the Martin family to realize Andrew (Williams), who was purchased as a mere "household appliance," is no run-of-the-mill robot! Funny, incredibly lifelike, and possessing an astounding level of creativity, this special machine soon takes on a life of his own -- and eventually begins a centuries-long quest to achieve true humanity! A crowd-pleasing comedy hit -- everyone is sure to love this touchingly entertaining movie treat!