robots do have a heart; robots do have a better love story

a 2010 short film titled ‘I’m Here’, written and directed by Spike Jonze. the male lead/robot is played by the new spidey, Andrew Garfield and his love interest, the female robot, is played by Sienna Guillory. it tells a story about Sheldon, a robot with CPU-shaped head who works as a librarian in Los Angeles, and Francesca, another robot whom he once saw in a car while he was waiting at the bus stop. When Francesca sees him for the second time, she offers him a ride, Sheldon starts to question about Francesca’s unusual thoughts, they begin to chat, laughing, and so their love story begins. (don’t trust this bad synopsis. the story actually has more intriguing moments and lots of adorable complications between the two of them. go watch it by yourself and experience the whole story.)

first of all, there’s andrew garfield in the film, and yes it is the main reason why i watch the film. sorry guys, i can’t stop loving his face. and his hair. and his accent. and pretty much everything about him.

i found myself teary while i was watching, which surprised me.

the story is very simple actually, and thank god it is a story about robots. robots are innocent and naive, unlike humans. robots make a decent love story, unlike the humans who tend to make it cheesy with their cliche caused-by-their-own-ego problems. plus the songs in this film are all performed by Sleigh Bells.

if you find yourself questioning: “Why don’t you just buy a new hand or find some help to repair yourself, Francesca? like srsly don’t you have some kind of robot-hospital or something?! Gosh.” at the end of the film, well me too. But then again, none of those heartbreaking love scenes or Sheldon’s heart-melting actions would happen if Francesca did not get into those stupid accidents. so yeah, overall this film tells a different, yet in a good way, love story.

ps: i would still marry you, Andrew, even if you’re a robot.

pps: don’t bother that first ps.


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