I Am Mother
Release year: 2019
Director: Grant Sputore
Screenwriter: Michael Lloyd Green, Grant Sputore
Starring: Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne (voice), Luke Hawker, Tahlia Sturzaker
After a global apocalypse, and android named Mother (Byrne) is responsible for repopulating Earth using a collection of embryos stored in an underground bunker. Her teenage ‘daughter’ (Rugaard) is raised by the robot and follow her instructions, until one day an injured woman (Swank) shows up outside their door, leaving Daughter questioning everything she has been taught.
This simple constructed sci-fi thriller is anything but simple to watch, leaving you constantly questioning who is good and who is bad until the very end. The limited cast demands much from the performances of the cast, but Swank (Million Dollar Baby, 2004) and newcomer Rugaard more than delivers impressing in every single scene as does Byrne (Bridesmaids, 2011) with her voice work. It is a psychological and smart thriller with layers that demands the audience to pay attention and think, as well as one that raises question about humanity. A bonafide sci-fi thriller for fans of the genre.
The “Mother” robot was created by Weta Workshop.