Picture from S1M0NE (Simone)
Overall A-

With technology just beginning to dip its toes into the lake of virtual talent, screenwriter Andrew Niccol plunges into the idea of constructing the perfect digital movie star.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality.

Talk to your kids about…

S1M0NE (Simone)

Simone’s thought provoking points relating to our acceptance of media and the effect it has upon us could be a discussion starter for your family. Some suggested questions are:

  • How can we be certain we are viewing reality and not a “creation?” What defines “real?” For example, are airbrushed models in magazines real?

  • How do celebrities alter our perception of reality? How can they diminish our ability to accept our imperfections?

  • This movie is somewhat cynical in depicting how celebrities endorse certain popular causes. Do you think some organizations, political groups, or diseases receive undue attention as a result of celebrity endorsements? Can you think of any that are overlooked?

  • Assuming we had the technology to create a “Simone,” what would the consequences be? What could a virtual celebrity/actress/model do that a real one may not? How important is “personality” in a celebrity?