A ROMANTIC- comedy movie by Kam Ka- Wei, iGirl revolves around best friends Evan ( Ekin Cheng), Irwin ( Lam Tsz- chung) and Johnny ( Dominic Ho), who buy iGirl female robots equipped with artificial intelligence after getting dumped by their girlfriends. As the story unfolds, the friends begin to fall in love with their respective iGirls. Eventually, they also have to deal with their jealous ex- girlfriends who want to get back together with them, and this is when the movie’s silly plotlines get out of control.
Although each iGirl boasts some intelligence and cool qualities ( such as cappuccino- making skills at their fingertips – literally!), it’s very disappointing how the robots, with such advanced technology, end up in submissive roles to their masters. The ex- girlfriends are also portrayed in a stereotypical way, as selfish gold- diggers. It’s sad to see such regressive depictions, since this is a futuristic movie. However, iGirl at least has some heart- warming touches with the guys teaching their robots human values; it’s a reminder of what makes us human.
Overall, a mediocre and cliched movie with silly action scenes, but it still delivers some laughs.