THE STRANGE CASE OF SENOR COMPUTER (2000) DVD
THE STRANGE CASE OF SENOR COMPUTER (2000) DVD
Product Code: STRANGECASESENOR
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The debut film of director Tom Sawyer, THE STRANGE CASE OF SEÑOR COMPUTER explores the quirky relationship between an antisocial, repressed, alcoholic, virginal computer scientist and the robot he has created, who calls him "Father" and offers advice on his troubled love life. The robot narrates the film.

Finally a science fictional movie where they put more thought into the story than the special effects. It's both comical and poignant. Ike is a homemade robot who is troubled by how hopelessly unhappy Charles, his nerdy creator is. Ike, being a robot, has no trouble figuring out how the female mind works, which is something his scientist "father" could never hope to do. He practices on women over the phone, and then in Cyrano fashion arranges for one of them to meet Charles. He gives Charles dating lessons and thus manages to bootstrap his creator into a relationship that he is totally incapable of sustaining. We can relate to Charles' social ineptitude and how he lapses into depression, but what is most moving is the robot's despair. For all his analytical ability, Ike cannot save this one human who means everything to him.

Clever and original, this black and white movie pays homage to the science-fiction films of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

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