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Eggert and Stevens Insane Chemistry Sizzles In Sci-Fi I’m Your Man

In the age of online dating coupled with technology shifting by the millisecond, it is completely conceivable that the day will arise when humans will be able to custom program to craft the perfect mate.  However, does that type of perfection exists and do you really want a significant other without flaws?  How would you react if the perfect partner were created and designed to respond to your every conscious or unconscious need?
I’m Your Man, directed and written by aria Schrader, this. premise playfully interrogates the complexities of companionship and human interactions, as reflected back in the steely gaze of a replicant. Emotions and ego are explored through a full range of relationships: romantic, familial, professional, and, most importantly, the relationship with one’s self, while creating an unlikely sci-fi rom-com exploring these very relationships through the inquisitive eyes of a cyborg.
For scientist Alma Felser (Maren Eggert), the reaction is instant skepticism. She’s reluctant when offered a job evaluating a new line of humanoid cyborgs to determine what rights they should be granted in society and believes it takes more than millions of data points collected from the human population to make a human being. But when research funding for her studies at Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is dangled as an ultimate prize, Alma agrees to a three-week trial with Tom (Dan Stevens), an English-accented, rumba-dancing robot who eagerly serves one purpose: her happiness.

Schrader’s profound understanding of, and respect for, our internal contradictions is manifested in Alma and perfectly conveyed with vulnerable authenticity by Eggert.  Witnessing her  reluctant feelings about Tom evolve into intimacy, in spite of his direct if perfectly charming advances (I mean who doesn’t want rose petals awaiting after a hard day?)

To say that I really dug this premise is gross understatement, especially as someone who has been extremely unsuccessful in the online dating scene, I’m Your Man made me think…hard.  There aren’t many entrants in the sci-fi rom-com sub-genre that wholly reflect the human condition and  I’m Your Man stands apart as a uniquely, expertly done piece in that respect.  Coupled with layered, complex performances and insane chemistry from Eggert and Stevens, I’m Your Man worked for me on every level.

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