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A.I. - Artificial Intelligence (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition) (2001)

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A movie directed by Steven Spielberg

History will place an asterisk next the film Stanley Kubrickmighthave directed. But let the record also show that Kubrick--after developing this project for some 15 years--wanted Steven Spielberg to helm this astonishing sci-fi rendition ofPinocchio, … see full wiki

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Director: Steven Spielberg
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What Definies Life?

  • Dec 6, 2005
This film was started by Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Oddysey) but finished by Stephen Spielberg (E.T., War of the Worlds).

A modern Pinocchio-like story, Haley Joel Osment plays an artificial intelligence that is "programmed" to love the Mother who buys him and speaks a specific activation code. However, his adoptive family rejects him, leaving him yearning for love and looking for the "blue fairy" for his answers--and a reunion with his beloved Mother.

Osment's character meets up with another A.I. named Gigolo Joe (brilliantly played Jude Law), as they navigate the city for answers.

Kubrick's edgy and gritty fingerprints are on several sections of this movie such as the sadistic gladiator-like games. Some parts were heart wrenching to watch, and Osment's and Law's performances were amazing. John Williams' score was also exquisite. I was a little disappointed at the ending, but the mystical themes of "what defines life?", alien intelligence, yearnings of the heart, and the cruelty of humanity make this movie both thought and conversation provoking.

Had Kubrick lived, I have a feeling the ending would have been much less hopeful (a signature of Spielberg films).

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