Trailer for sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith


Coming to limited release on August 18th is Marjorie Prime, an emotional sci-fi flick that seems to be in the vein of Spike Jonze's Her - the kind of futuristic flick you can take your mom to. Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, Beetlejuice) and Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, War of the Worlds) and tells the story of an older woman who spends most of her time with a holographic version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's "Prime" relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history.

The film is set sometime in the near future and follows Marjorie (Lois Smith), an 86-year-old lady that has a new companion: Walter (Hamm), artificial intelligence created to look just like her deceased husband and programmed to help her recount her life. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

Marjorie Prime also stars Tim Robbins and Geena Davis, who aren't as thrilled with Walter as Marjorie is. What's your favorite film about humans and technology?

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Marjorie Prime won the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Sure, there are likely some existential and moral questions that arise when your late husband is resurrected by a computer program, but when you were married to Jon Hamm, who are we to judge?