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In my opinion, he's on to something, but although "Simone" begins with an interesting premise, Niccol squanders the opportunity and the end result is neither thought-provoking, sufficiently funny, or ever believable at any level even as satire. Although I generally hate to give anything away about the movies that I review, I will get into the main premise, so if you know nothing about this movie, you may want to skip the rest of the review. The movie starts out with much promise as director Viktor Taransky (played by the always great to watch Al Pacino) is having major issues with his impossible to please leading lady Nicola Anders (played with over the top gusto by Winona Rider). Since Nicola believes that she's not being treated like the star that she is, she walks out of the movie before it is finished due to what will be termed the usual "creative differences," even though it's all about ego.
At this point the movie had me hooked as I started to anticipate a satire/spoof of Hollywood a la "The Player" or the creation of an alternate universe a la "The Truman Show," or even better something that would up the ante on both.Read more ›
I enjoyed this film for many reasons. It's fun, witty, and realistic and really exposes our society's stupid obsession with stupid movies or rock stars. In this culture of instant celebrates such as those created on awful reality tv shows like "idol" , it's refreshing to see something like this come out of hollywood. As the song says: "there ain't no hope in brad and jen, stop grovelling at their feet. You worship any mortal man who lights up the silver screen."
God is the only one worthy of worship .
Thanks for reading.
What about computer technology? Using a 5.25 floppy in the movie is bad enough. Having a computer-illiterate movie director suddenly have instantaneous knowledge (and a dedicated keyboard) of a rather complex software package on a run-of-the -mill PC was a major stumbling block.
What about driving a car in the reclined position (with a mannequin in the driver seat)? The less said about that, the better.
What about having a teenage girl as the hero? (Well, technically, she was 12, but it's about the same thing). Never having any exposure to Dad's afore-mentioned-mediocre PC-with- fantastic-software, she is quite the hero on it.
With these three major blunders out of the way, the rest of the movie had unrewarded promise and yet, it was still mildly entertaining. I liked Winona Ryder for some reason. I would suggest renting rather than buying.
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I think only quirky people will really get much out of this film. It's a quirky film, and it's neither totally outrageous nor emotionally engaging. Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Ilu
While I enjoyed it, I'd say it's SOMEWHAT similar to Charlie Kaufmann's work, but lacks the drama and the superb delicacy and genius of Kaufmann's "Being John Malcovich" and... Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Ilu
Simone is about a very artistic film director (Pacino) who feels underappreciated toward himself and toward movies, that they should be creative works of art that are created by... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by Greg T.
Not only is the star in the movie, Simone, amazing, but the movie itself is! It's a very fun movie to watch and I never get tired of watching it. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2003 by Hanna
Everyone would admit its idea is brilliant. What if you create 100 % computer-generated actress? The perfect actress who doesn't complain about the huge trailer you took trouble... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2003 by Amazon Customer
It would be easy to dismiss "S1m0ne" as an attempt by writer Andrew Niccol to have another success similar to "The Truman Show" dealing with the way the mass... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003 by Lawrance Bernabo