Bicentennial Man: Directed by Chris Columbus. With Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt. An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
This is one of my more favorite adaptations from Isaac Asimov’s vast library of stories, no huge sweeping action scenes, no massive explosions, just the ever moving forward progress of a mind finding it’s way to sentience, then trying to find it’s way through a word that might not be as accepting of his soul as he’d like it to be. For the most part all the characters in the film are acting in good faith and the worst parts of humanity never get put on display, something that “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” did aplenty just a couple years after “Bicentennial Man” came out.
It’s a sad but heart warming story, easily one of Robin’s more rewatchable films.