Bicentennial Man

This movie starring Robin Williams is a drama about artificial life which strive to become human. In the early moments of the movie, a cyborg is being used as a butler for a wealthy family. This cyborg has a unique personality from the beginning. The youngest member of the family grows very close to the cyborg and grows up in his companionship. As time goes on, the little girl grows up and has a child of her own. The cyborg starts to go beyond the boundaries of artificial intelligence and begins to experience human emotions.

As generations pass and the cyborg never grows older, he does become more and more human-like. He falls in love with the direct descendant of the little girl that knew him in his younger years. When he realizes that he will always be different from the human race, the cyborg strives to become as human-like as possible.

“Bicentennial Man,” follows the life and times of the title character, an android, who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. The Martin family quickly learns that they don’t have an ordinary robot as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity, life and love.

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