Based on the novel The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg which is itself based on Asimov's original novelette " The Bicentennial Man " , the plot explores issues of humanity , slavery , prejudice , maturity , intellectual freedom , conformity , sex , love , mortality and eternal life. The title comes from the main character existing to the age of two hundred years, and Asimov's novelette was published in , the year the United States had its bicentennial. The NDR series robot "Andrew" is introduced in into the Martin family home to perform housekeeping and maintenance duties, and introduces himself by showing a presentation of the Three Laws of Robotics. The younger Amanda is sympathetic to him, and Andrew discovers he feels emotions, and is drawn to spend more time with his "Little Miss". He accidentally breaks one of her glass figurines and is able to carve a new one out of wood, which surprises Richard, her father.
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When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse. This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks.
Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. Most people who have seen this movie are of the opinion that it was average at best. Indeed there is no complicated plot, no big action scenes and a predictable ending but there is a Story.
It's Andrew with his Box of Chocolats, simply going through life searching for what eludes him and what we generally take for granted - humanity. The characters along the way are well acted - in particular the robot creator and his ditsy assistant. This movie is a tear jerker as Andrew's friends come and go and lifetimes pass him by without him really comprehending it all.
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The other actors' reactions to the jokes and their laughter are real. Goofs When Andrew is walking through the park with Portia, his shirt is wide open. When they stop to talk, it is almost closed. When they walk again, it is open again. There must be some reason I am as I am.
As you can see, Madame Chairman, I am no longer immortal. President Marjorie Bota : You have arranged to die? Andrew Martin : In a sense I have.
Bicentennial Man (film)