|Directed by||Spike Jonze|
|Produced by||Vincent Landay|
|Written by||Spike Jonze|
|Starring||Andrew Garfield |
|Music by||Sam Spiegel|
|Editing by||Stephen Berger |
|Release date(s)||January 21, 2010 (Sundance)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
I'm Here is a 2010 sci-fi romance short film written and directed by Spike Jonze.The film is a love story about two robots living in a Los Angeles where humans and robots co-exist. The plot is based on The Giving Tree, and the main character is named after Shel Silverstein although the film was funded by and is a promotion for Absolut Vodka, featuring the tagline 'A Love Story In An Absolut World' on the poster. The film made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
I’m Here is a love story about two robots living in contemporary Los Angeles. The sad-eyed robot librarian Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) leads a lonely and methodical life, until he one day meets Francesca, a creative and free-spirited female robot (played by Sienna Guillory). Robot romance develops and the story is just as beautiful as it is unpredictable.
Sheldon rides the bus home from work in Los Angeles. He says hello to his neighbors before entering his apartment. Inside, he drums his fingers on a counter, observing the sparse interior. Then he recharges himself.
The next day, he is shown working as a library shelver. As he waits for the bus, he sees Francesca driving a car, making eye contact with her. A human woman reprimands Francesca for driving a car, saying
"She's a robot and she's not allowed to drive a car! And you neither!"
He sees Francesca at the bus stop once more, this time with a car full of passengers. Francesca turns the car around and convinces Sheldon to let her give him a ride home. The group ends up at a shopping mall, hanging out in the parking lot. Francesca and Sheldon walk off together, and Francesca falls, injuring her knee. Sheldon repairs her knee with his toolkit. They begin to date. At night, they sleep together, sharing the same recharging cable. Francesca tells Sheldon about her dreams, which he thought was clearly impossible for robots.
At a rock club, Francesca's arm is detached while she dances. Sheldon fixes it by transplanting his arm since he found her arm has been broken into pieces on the floor place everybody's dancing while he's looking for her arm.
"I promise everything will be okay. Easy... Easy...." he said.
Later, she stumbles home without a leg. Sheldon transplants his leg, despite Francesca's protests, telling her that he had a dream about it.
"I had a dream last night, you needed a leg and everybody doesn't want to give theirs then when I gave mine to you, you pick. I was so happy."
Finally, he gets a phone call summoning him to the hospital, where Francesca lies on an operating table, torn in two. Sheldon donates the rest of his body to her, leaving only his still functioning head. Francesca is discharged from the hospital in a wheelchair, cradling Sheldon in her lap.
source: wikipedia and my own eyes!