Director: Maria Schrader
Cast: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens
Genre: Romantic AI Comedy
105 minutes – German with English subtitles – 2021
In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, and created to make her happy. Witty and delightfully entertaining, this spunky sci-fi dramedy asks good questions about what humans want in relationships and if AI beings should have rights.
I’m Your Man is a powerful and cerebral follow-up to Maria Schrader’s Love Life, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, Unorthodox and others. Amongst its many achievements it won four top prizes at the 2021 German Film Awards and took a Silver Bear Award at the Berlinale. I’m Your Man was Germany’s submission for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
With a thought-provoking concept brought to humorous life by a pair of well-matched leads, I’m Your Man is an AI rom-com whose intelligence is anything but artificial.
Maria Schrader’s film takes the intersection of love and technology to charming and unexpected places.
Cody Corrall, Chicago Reader
A keen philosophical reflection on modern love, co-dependency, the need for connection in an increasingly isolating society, and the tricks we play on ourselves when looking for an ideal partner.
Leonardo Garcia Tsao, La Jornada
Honestly, if Jane Austen were alive and writing on a MacBook, she might come up with something like this.
Ty Burr, Ty Burr’s Watch List