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A robot child dreams of becoming a real boy.
Sometime in the distant future, after the polar icecaps have melted, major flooding has devastated most major cities. Technology has advanced to the point where people depend for many tasks on robots with highly sophisticated artificial intelligence; including companion robots which replace friends, lovers or children. David is a companion robot programmed to be the loving son of Henry and Monica Swinton, whose own son, Martin, lies comatose and apparently brain dead in a nearby hospital. Just as the Swintons learn to adjust to David and his capacity to love eternally and unconditionally, Martin makes a miraculous recovery and returns home. Soon sibling rivalry makes David a hindrance to the family's unity and he is cast out of the family. Alone with his robotic teddy bear and unable to adjust to a world that has no use for his ability to love, David journeys out into the forests to find a way to become a real boy.
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|MPAA Ratings:||PG-13||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2001||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Amblin Entertainment .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, L.A. Maddogs .....Production Company, Stan Winston Studios .....Production Company, Industrial Light + Magic .....Production Company, Pacific Data Images .....Production Company, Black Box Digital .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy .....Theatrical Distributor, Videocine .....Theatrical Distributor, Amblin Partners .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Amblin Partners .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Dreamworks Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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A thought-provoking, meditative sci-fi gem from Spielberg. Osment is convincing as a robot child who longs to be a real boy and earn his mothers love, Law...
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Max Waller 2011-02-04
How would people actually treat robots who feel that they are human beings ? I think about ethics regarding non-flesh intelligence to include the current...