The Electric Grandmother (1981 TV) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Maureen Stapleton, Edward Herrmann, Paul Benedict, Robert MacNaughton

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Devastated by the loss of their wife and mother, a man and his three young children hobble along briefly with the help of a grating aunt, then decide to take a chance on a robot grandmother manufactured by Fantoccini Inc. One day she is delivered in an Egyptian sarcophagus by helicopter. The two boys, Tom and Timothy, take to her right away: after all, she can shoot hot chocolate from her finger, or spool endless thread out of her finger like a spider to fly a kite! Their sister Agatha, still grieving and mistrustful, is a much harder sell. Ray Bradbury adapted his marvelous story "I Sing the Body Electric!" for this low budget but heartfelt 49-minute teleplay. Herrmann plays the father, Stapleton is a fine robot grandma. MacNaughton would resurface as Michael, one of ET's kid allies, the following year.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Robots & Computers & VR    -   Yes Robots    -   helpful robots doing good

Main Character

Identity:    -   Robot, genderless Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   super strength    -   is very quick


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   spiritual Is this movie based on a    -   book

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