Writer Nick Schager labels the futuristic drama ‘the year’s most moving film’ and goes on to state It’s a superb, subtle portrait of conscious and unconscious (self-) deception, perpetrated so we might grapple with the pain, disappointment and tragedy of existence and how, as a result, we create a dialogue that gives birth to a living, breathing new future.
‘Marjorie Prime’ is set in the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: where 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith – ‘East Of Eden’) a jumble of disparate, fading memories has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm – ‘Mad Men’) that looks exactly like her deceased husband Walter. This is a Prime, a holographic simulation programmed by Marjorie’s daughter (Geena Davis – ‘Thelma & Louise’) and her husband Jon (Tim Robbins – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’) to feed the story of her life back to her. But as their interactions develop it becomes clear that each of them has a very complex relationship with their shared histories, with each other, and with this new technology they’ve invited into their home.
Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, ‘Marjorie Prime’ is an exquisite exploration of memory and identity featuring stellar performances from its all-star cast.