DVD - 2003
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"His leading lady just walked off the set. Now to save his career, Viktor Taransky must find the ideal actress to replace her. Enter S!M0NE. She's beautiful, she's talented-in fact, she's perfect. In every way except one. She's not real. It's lights camera, and lots of distractions as Viktor strugles to keep the truth behind Hollywood's latest sensation away from the paparazzi's prying eyes." -cover
Publisher: Montréal, Québec : Alliance Atlantis, c2003.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Simone [dvd]


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GManBruce Mar 11, 2012

The only reason I didn not give this film a Great rating is because I kinda knew what was coming ... although I didn't expect the ending. This is one of those that make you wonder: Why had I never heard of it before and who is actually doing this kind of stuff to an unsuspecting movie-going public? I mean, we do have the technology - witness Madonna's act at last year's Super Bowl. You're not going to tell me that a used-up, rode-hard-and-put-up-wet, never could sing or dance old girl actually did that stuff, are you?

Jul 25, 2009

This movie was written, directed and produced all by the same person (Andrew Niccol) and proves that in Hollywood you can get a monkey to do all three.

Sep 07, 2008

Watchable (Fair) - "Simone" spelt "S1m0ne" is a Twilight Zone-type of film without the big ending that one would expect from a storyline such as this. It's about a failing director who's had enough with actors and is given a gift from an unexpected fan that could be exploited for his own use. The gift is a computer generated "woman" that he could manipulate to act in his pictures. What a concept - no actors taking hissy fit tantrums; no actors making themselves greater than the work itself. The problem I had with this picture, which isn't too bad mind you, is that it could've been so much more. When you think that Simone begins to develop by her own volition, the concept is shelved - why!?! Another problem with the picture is that Al Pacino may not have been right for this part - we see him as Al Pacino and not the character he's portraying. Another problem is its inability to make a fantastic notion quasi-believable. The Al Pacino character has to to jump over impossible hurdles to keep his actress a secret - come on; know one is that gullible. Yes, the exaggerations of fans flocking to a new sensation is meant as a satirical look at our fascination to Hollywood, but it's not needed for such a film. Laslty, the film could've had an amazing ending but it just fizzles into a typical Hollywood ending. Too bad.

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