the scene with the robot flashback was the best scene. not as nutty as moon but really liked all the little observations people had about machine and people and technology. it's an intelligent film, in the sense that the characters are actually better educated than me (not movie educated) and said things that made sense, but also things they enjoy sharing with one another. I did a really stupid concept film for a silicon valley company where the technology won't exist for another five years and they were asking ME to come up with features that would show off their technology because I don't know, they think some small potato who directs shitty uber ads can somehow predict whatever they hell THEY will make. So I did my best and in the end the spot wasn't very good mostly because they wanted my team and me to squeeze in all these product features (that don't exist yet) instead of making a cool fun short film about the near future o my god I'm digressing - point being, when an intelligent silicon valley person looks at my spot, it's able to figure out the capabilities and the implications of my made-up technology simply by looking at what it's doing, breaking down what it would take, and reverse-engineering from there. It was actually an interesting experience despite having nothing to show for it. This film reminded me of that - these people talked like how smart people would. that alone is pretty rewarding. then it's able to do other little things very right - like creating sexual tension and creating conflicts universal enough for us to project our own metaphors onto them. I like stuff like that - it takes place in the now and it feels very universal. outside of that yeah I get it maybe it won't capture everyone's imagination or its ambition might fall short ultimately, but I don't know, that's most movies isn't it?