MAR­JORIE PRIME

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - THE BEAT -

You’ll need to pay close at­ten­tion to this ghostly sci-fi drama which will test your mem­ory as well as your pa­tience.

Lois Smith plays 85-year-old widow of fail­ing health Mar­jorie who has a com­puter pro­gramme, pos­sessed of ar­ti­fi­cial intelligence, to keep her com­pany.

She has di­rected it to adopt the per­son­al­ity of her hus­band as she re­mem­bers him.

And hav­ing not yet lost her mar­bles, she in­sists it projects it­self in holo­gram form as the hand­some young ver­sion of her man, when he looked like Jon Hamm from TV’S Mad Men.

With a cast in­clud­ing Geena Davis and Tim Rob­bins, the per­for­mances are as taste­ful and highly pol­ished as the decor in Mar­jorie’s el­e­gant and ex­pen­sive Los An­ge­les beach-front home.

Mov­ing at a hyp­notic pace, the stage-bound script toys with time and ques­tions the re­la­tion­ship be­tween thought and iden­tity, of­ten mak­ing us feel as if we’re eaves­drop­ping on some­one’s deeply per­sonal and very ex­pen­sive ther­apy.

POL­ISHED PER­FOR­MANCES: Tim Rob­bins and Jon Hamm

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