“Sensationally funny,” (The Telegraph) I’M YOUR MAN is a Romantic Comedy with a difference—or, actually, a LOT of differences—and one of the most flat-out intelligent and enjoyable films of the year. The set-up of director Maria Schrader’s film? Alma (Maren Eggert) is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Enter Tom (Dan Stevens), a machine in human form in a class of its own, created solely to make her happy. “Romantic yet level-headed, charming but always clear-eyed. A film that understands the exhausting artifice of unreciprocated love, the guilt of happiness that doesn’t feel earned, the selfish desire to just rip up the entire rulebook to chase the incandescent glee of finally, however fleetingly, understanding the magic of finding another being that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Who cares how you got there? “—Ella Kemp, The Playlist.
German with English subtitles