Simone – Edited
On the brink of bankruptcy, Director Viktor Toransky (Al Pacino) needs desperately to complete his film in progress when the leading lady, temperamental Nicola (Winona Ryder), walks out. Fate intervenes in the form of a dying man with a high-tech computer program that solves Viktor’s dilemma. He is able to digitally produce the remarkably realistic and beautiful Simone (Rachel Roberts) and manipulates her computer image to blend with live actors on the big screen. However, Viktor’s secret solution demands that he convince co-workers, the press, and the public to honor his new “discovery’s” wish for complete privacy. But when the mysterious, artificial star becomes an international celebrity, Viktor must go to even greater lengths to hide the truth. With another outstanding performance by Al Pacino, S1MONE adds up to a funny, fanciful, refreshing story, and great entertainment.
I have never seen a movie like this one before. It practically has an all-star cast, but the whole point of the movie is getting rid of real actors who are picky and snobby and difficult, and creating a computerized actress who doesn’t require any of the extras. I was really impressed with the whole plot, but what is even more interesting was the way that her creator kept her alive. But I won’t spoil it. When it comes to being a wholesome, Dove Approved movie, Simone is at the top of the list. With the editing there is virtually no language and no violence. But even without the editing, the only objectionable part of the movie is that Victor Turanski’s whole career is based on a lie. But he is redeemed in the end when he almost gets convicted of murdering his made-up starlet. I really enjoyed this movie and I would recommend everyone sees it.