Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Almereyda
  • Cast: Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins
  • UK release: 10 November 2017

Marjorie (Smith) is 86 and suffers from dementia; she often chats with her younger husband Walter (Hamm), except that he’s not Walter, he’s a hologram designed to look like her deceased husband. Almereyda’s adaptation of a Pulitzer-nominated play is a quietly charged chamber piece with four veteran leads, layered with smarts, feeling and ambiguity.

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Marjorie Prime

6 Nov 20174 stars

Thoughtful, beautifully performed sci-fi, with Jon Hamm and Geena Davis

Plenty of bigger films about artificial intelligence have been made lately, but few are more elegantly haunting than this quietly charged chamber piece from experimental indie director Michael Almereyda (Nadja, 2000's Hamlet). Couching universal themes…

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