“The set up promises a high concept romantic comedy, but in execution, Maria Schrader’s immensely enjoyable picture delves rather deeper, touching on philosophy, socio-sexual ethics and humanity’s uneasily symbiotic relationship with technology.”~Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
Aroview: A fabulously entertaining high concept comedy from Germany about a skeptical scientist who agrees to a three week product test of a humanoid robot designed to make her happy.
An intelligent script makes the most of the premise which puts a refreshing, ultra-modern spin on rom-com tropes, while leads Maren Eggert and English heartthrob Dan Stevens (in a German-speaking role) are perfectly cast. The film puts paid to the mythical notion that the Germans don’t do comedy well.
5 stars (Exceptional) Maybe my favourite movie of 2021, this was funnier and more charming than I expected while actually mining new material from the well-worn premise of "what's the difference between human and machine?"~Pearce