Definitely a scary, thought provoking movie.
This is basically "Her" (Spike Jonze's 2013 film) gone wrong. Its format is similar to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and like The Shining, the majority of it is watchable with brief scenes of violence. I would definitely describe this movie as a thriller. It's eerie from the get go and at times it's downright scary. That being said, it's very intellectual. It's hard to determine which character is the /true/ villain and makes you think about the morality of artificial intelligence. It's filled with swearing, which, as an 18 year old, I don't bat an eye at. There is a moment of sexual innuendo where the robot's creator mentions the robot has a fully functioning vagina. The creator makes out with a woman, but you don't see more than that. The characters drink heavily and frequently but it doesn't seem glamorized to me. Violence wise, someone slices their wrist (I did not watch this part, it was easy for me to determine when to close my eyes) and the scene is scary. There is a buzzing that gets increasingly louder as the man cuts himself, making the scene sound sinister and frightening. It's brief and when the sound is gone you'll know when to open your eyes. No evidence of this scene is shown afterward. Someone is stabbed slowly, and the most you see is blood pooling and the knife being pulled from the wound. It made me cringe but it's manageable and non-graphic. Overall, I found this movie really interesting. It was thrilling and suspenseful and I didn't really know what to think when it ended, it created some good conversation with the people I went with. If you're into smart movies, robot movies, or even scary movies, I think you'll enjoy this. I'd only take mature 15 year olds who know what this is about and older kids to see it.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking