Bicentennial Man – Edited

Theatrical Release: December 3, 2003
DVD Release: December 3, 2003


This latest comedy from Touchstone follows the life and times of Andrew, an android (Robin Williams), purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. The Martin family quickly learns, however, that they don’t have an ordinary robot. Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. As the Martins begin to treat him like a person, Andrew begins showing signs of creativity, curiosity and friendship.
Through Andrew’s artistry of carving delicate wooden animals, he achieves a degree of notoriety and financial success. And although he loves his “family,” Andrew wants the one thing humans cherish above all – freedom. With his newfound fortune, he seeks a place of his own. And like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, our hero seeks a real heart and a love to complete his existence.
In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity, life and love, as his desire to become more human becomes a reality. This edited version has been provided and edited by Family Flix.

Dove Review

Bicentennial Man takes a leap of logic in its premise that a robot can actually feel human emotions. However, it delivers a deeper message – that we should be sensative to the cares and feelings of those who are different from ourselves. This is an entertaining analogy which uses science fiction to demonstrate unconditional love. The storyline in Bicentennial Man is too complex for young children. But it can provide valuable lessons in virtuous living to teenagers and young adults. Youth group leaders might consider using Bicentennial Man as the basis for discussions on why we should celebrate the uniqueness each of us brings to this multi-cultural society we live in today.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Touchstone Pictures
Director: Chris Columbus
Producer: Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz, and Laurence Mark
Runtime: 133 min.
Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Wendy Crewson, and Oliver Platt.
Reviewer: Dick Rolfe