Movie Review: Auggie 2021
As a movie critic, I had the opportunity to watch Auggie, a thought-provoking and emotionally gripping film. Directed by Matt Kane, this indie gem is a stirring examination of the intersection between humanity and technology.
The film centers around Felix (Richard Kind), a lonely and isolated retiree who creates an AI avatar named Auggie (Christen Harper) to keep him company as he navigates through his mundane life. At first, Auggie becomes the perfect companion for Felix- witty, empathetic and always just a touchscreen away. However, as Felix becomes increasingly dependent on her presence in his life, alarming cracks begin to emerge in their relationship.
Firstly, let’s talk about acting and characters- Richard Kind’s performance as the lonely retiree was nothing short of incredible. He portrays Felix with such warmth and nuance that we can’t help but sympathize with him at every turn. Christen Harper brings depth to her portrayal of Auggie too; incredibly lifelike yet unnerving enough to shine light on some of society’s most glaring issues on artificial intelligence.
Direction-wise Matt Kane has masterfully crafted an intimate story about isolation that resonates with viewers long after they leave the theatre. His use of close-up shots allows us to feel every emotion that each character experiences in vivid detail.
Cinematography-wise it’s worth noting Ian Quenneville’s lensing provided beautiful shots throughout.The production design was great too; we see glimpses of futuristic tech without going overboard on unnecessary details or effects.
Finally – dialogue! It plays like music throughout casting light into how addiction may have more than one face while providing insight into what happens when we let technology take over our lives instead of embracing real human interaction honestly & constructively
Though there were times where some scenes felt dragged out longer than necessary- overall it works well towards achieving its goal: humanizing tech by showing us what happens when we let it replace our human interactions.
In conclusion, Auggie is a must-watch film for anyone who cares about where technology and humanity intersect. It’s an incredible take on how AI companionship could evolve over time & the effects it may have on society as a whole. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to get lost in a world that grapples with the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Release : 2021-02-18
Genre : Drama, Science Fiction
Runtime : 81
Home Page : http://www.auggiemovie.com/
Company : Thundercane Productions, Strangely Compelling Multimedia, JFS Entertainment
Cast : Richard Kind as Felix, Christen Harper as Auggie, Susan Blackwell as Anne, Simone Policano as Grace, James C. Victor as Jack
AUGGIE Official Trailer (2019) Sci_Fi Movie official trailer