Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith, Five Easy Pieces) spends her final, ailing days with a computerized and holographic version of her deceased husband Walter (Jon Hamm, Mad Men) known as a prime. Intending to recount their life together, Walter Prime provides comfort to Marjorie by helping her recall her past as age slowly eats away at her memory. But their conversations also benefit him, since his knowledge of her history must be supplied and augmented by others, including her. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct or reinvent the often painful past.
Directed and written by Michael Almereyda as an adaptation of an acclaimed stage play (and also starring Geena Davis and Tim Robbins), Marjorie Prime is a science fiction take on a chamber drama, set in a future nearer than you might think. Filled with ingenious and subtly revealed twists, Marjorie Prime addresses questions of aging, memory and the way we create our own stories of ourselves with the deft and cutting hand of a master storyteller.
1h 38m / Not Rated / Sci-Fi, Drama