I Am Mother – Tiny Movie Review



Following the extinction of mankind, the repopulation of Earth is undertaken by a robot – Mother – who skilfully raises the first new human – Daughter – in a facility meant to shelter the young human from the contagion outside. But soon, their relationship and the entire plan are threatened by the appearance of a strange woman whose knowledge of the world outside tells a story very different from Mother’s version. Confusion and bold choices follow.

What I liked about it

  • “I Am Mother” has a unique take on topics that are of great interest to humanity in the present times: the ‘rise of the robots”, the dangers of A.I., extinction of mankind, and the possible types of relationships humans could form with non-conscious, but intelligent entities.
  • The design of Mother – a pretty standard-looking droid whose visual features also make it look friendly and even motherly.
  • Rose Byrne’s voice as Mother.

What I didn’t like about it

  • The main subject of the movie is a deep, significant one, yet the delivery is flat. The movie lacks psychological depth in all its core segments – the relationship between Mother and Daughter, the mental conflicts of Daughter when confronted with situations completely new to her, the effects of mankind’s extinction for the world outside the bunker where Mother and Daughter live, etc.

My favorite scene

  • Any scene where Mother is running.




Movie Data

Year: 2019. Main Cast: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank. Company: The Penguin Empire; Southern Light Films; Rhea Films (II); Southern Light Alliance (In association with).



2/10 Pineapples


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