In a futuristic Hollywood, film industry is beginning to lose quality after the passing of filmmaking legends.
A film loving scientist decides to create the perfect director, a robot with the DNA and personality of Spielberg, Scorsese, Francis Ford Copolla, etc. The scientist puts him the name of the most prestigious movie award of all time “Oscar”.
After spending a year learning about the world, acquiring emotions and learning about films. Oscar goes on his own to Hollywood and decides to make his debut indie film with an unknown team. The film premiered on Sundance and it was a massive success that won 6 Oscars including best picture and director.
After winning the awards, this time he joins a team of talented and well known people to make his high budget masterpiece. During the making of the film he finally begins to experience the romantic love, when he met comedic actress Rebecca Hutchinson. Rebecca joins the film so people can take her seriously and they both strike up a quirky, scandalous yet sweet relationship.
But besides experiencing love and discovering new emotions, Oscar will soon know what's good in being the most famous director of the world but also what's bad, which involves him accidentally pissing some people off.
Note: This is a movie with a darkly comedic tone, with romance and some emotional and inspiring scenes, it's like The Disaster Artist with a sci-fi spin and more use of creative technology. The movie is also a little bit satirical to some things that happened in movie industry nowadays. A joke during this film is how characters giggle when they hear the punny name “Oscar Bateman” because of ridiculous and obvious it sounds, but Oscar dosn't understand why they laugh.
RATED PG-13 for sexual content, brief strong language and some violence
INSPIRATIONS: Imagine a mixture between The Disaster Artist, Biccentenial Man and a little bit of Frankestein and The Shape of Water.
MUSIC BY Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water, Benjamin Button, Unbroken)
Oscar Bateman: A robot disguised in the flesh of a middle aged man. He captures human emotions so well by scanning people and he knows a lot about cinema. He's a very charismatic robot that people love to work with him, although he can be a little bit innocent in some aspects like a child, he doesn't know why people chuckle a bit when they hear “Oscar Bateman”, and he doesn't know what the word “Overrated” means, because Thaddeus only taught him the good things of being a celebrated director. Throughout the film he begins to scan more positive emotions but as well some of the negative ones. He's played by a famous and charismatic middle aged actor.
Rebecca Hutchinson: A mid 30s comedic actress. She's very quirky and happy go lucky, but she wants people to take her seriously as a serious actress after she got backlash for accidentally doing an offensive joke in SNL. She joins Oscar Bateman's next movie because she loved his last indie movie so much. Throughout the film she begins to strike up a weird but sweet relationship with Oscar and soon discover secrets of where he came from.
Adam Steinberg: A mid 50s greedy owner of “Steinberg's Productions”. He thinks that everything he touches is gold since his company has won a lot of awards and he has a ton of money. He works with Oscar Bateman in his high budget film, but he fears that his company might go bankrupt because he's using a lot of money so he decides to intervene a lot during the making of Oscar's project and even try to ruin it, besides he never liked Oscar and his name. He is also trying to not let some shady and terrible secrets about his past get revealed to the world. He is very inspired on Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
Mike Hooper: He's a 30 year old charming and very attractive actor. He is Rebecca's ex boyfriend. Rebecca broke with him because he was to arrogant and kinda douchy for her. He begins to be so jealous of her when he sees her going out with a weird guy like Oscar that he plans to ridicule him.
Dr. Thaddeus Bateman: A mid 80s scientist and film lover that cracked the code on how to make the perfect movie director to save the film industry, and he creates Oscar Bateman, a robot with personality and the DNA of filmmaking legends. He is very smart and kinda eccentric but he loves his creation so much, he treats him like a very overprotective father and teaches him all the positive things that the world has and all of the advantages of being famous. At the end of the first act he dies from a heart attack leaving Oscar very depressed.
Dr. Kelly Dowd: A mid 30's scientist that helped Thaddeus creating Oscar. After Thaddeus died she decides to take custody of Oscar and begins to treat him like a mother. She is just as overprotective as Thaddeus but she really cares about him and loves him, she always inspires Oscar saying that he is destined for greatness, and helps him when Oscar is feeling down.
Patrick: A 19 year old kid. He is an average kid who's an internet troll that always comments on YouTube, Twitter or blogs, saying that everything he sees is “Overrated”, and he has a big hate for Oscar Bateman because he gets too much praise. He always comments on Oscar's Twitter page on how his movies are crap to him and how he doesn't know how to direct.
SPOILER: After Oscar scans the emotion of “hate”, he goes to the cinema where he recognizes Patrick's face sleeping in front of a movie, and gives him a rant on how easy is for him to say he can't direct when he hasn't done anything important in his life and that he has to stop to try crushing dreams, ridiculing him for life.
A legendary director, actor and actress appear as holographic figures giving Oscar a motivational speech during the middle of the film.
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