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Rand is a computer animator who has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah--a teacher he was inexplicably drawn to--at his favorite bar one fateful evening. Sparks fly between them, but fundamental differences in their approaches to love and relationships slow them down to a halt. Will their differences keep them apart, or will love--and maybe a little dopamine--conquer all?
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At bottom, what we've got here is a movie about a boy who meets a girl, loses her and tries to find a way to get her back. Which returns us to the original question: Can romance be reduced to scientific formula?"
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"... a near miss ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Evocatively captures the uncertainties of being in your 20s, and the bars and cafes its characters inhabit."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"Has several parallel storylines, and all of them work."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Mostly a drab affair, unfolding in restaurants, office cubicles and anonymous apartments, in which characters talk endlessly about relationships in ways that suggest they think they're being intelligent."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue."
‑ Kent Turner,
"Never seems to say something important about love that it tries desperately to get to."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Decena treats everything with a slick, cold-edged elegance."
‑ Peter Debruge, Premiere Magazine
"An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Decena hooks us with these characters from the start and makes us believe in their pain and longing."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Likable but utterly forgettable."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
‑ Jules Brenner,
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