*batteries not included Movie Review


Directed by Matthew Robbins
Written by Mick Garris, Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock, and S. S. Wilson
Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Pena, Michael Carmine, and Dennis Boutsikaris


I hadn't seen this movie in quite some time, so we queued it up on Netflix because the Magistra had never seen it. I remember watching it quite a bit when I was a kid. It was still good. The Magistra says, "It was cute. Pretty much everything is cuter when you make it smaller. Apparently that applies to space robots too." She also commented that she thought it would be a good movie to show our kids until the robot "sex" scene. "Mommy, what are the robots doing in the shack?"

I thought the beginning of the movie was very similar to Up. I don't know there is a connection, but Brad Bird does work for Pixar. This is a movie about the struggles of getting older and the sadness of urban decay and redevelopment. Even though it is a cute movie with a happy ending, it is still sad throughout. Sweetly sad I suppose. Still good.

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