Electric Dreams
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Dweebish architect Miles Harding (Lenny Von Dohlen) is hopelessly in love with neighboring musician Madeline (Virginia Madsen). He soon learns that Madeline already has an ardent suitor: Harding's own computer (voiced by Harold and Maude star Bud Cort)! When the electronic device, nicknamed Edgar, begins composing love songs dedicated to Madeline, Harding passes the tunes off as his own. At this point, the envious Edgar really goes to town, taking over all the electrical appliances in Harding's house--and dangerously meddling in its owner's life. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a lighthearted romantic comedy that has its moments, both humorous and thought-provoking."
‑ Lawrence Kirkbride, Los Angeles Times
"In the failure of Electric Dreams to blend and balance its ingredients properly, plot elements are lost (the brick), credibility is overtaxed (the lovelorn computer), and what remains is high tech without being high art."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Shot by director Steve Barron in the style of a pop promo, Electric Dreams starts brightly but ultimately disintegrates."
‑ Lorien Haynes, Radio Times
"Dated of course, being typically 80s, but maintains a certain charm."
‑ Liz Beardsworth, Empire Magazine
"Photographically busy, though to no meaningful purpose, mildly amusing at best, the piece finally expires with what could be, but probably isn't, a parody of a feel-good ending."
‑ , Time Out
"There are all kinds of disassociated, disturbing ideas floating around in the screenplay, none of which survive the filmmakers' decision to play everything for cloying cuteness."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The story gets silly from time to time, stretching credibility to the breaking point, but the final result is an old-fashioned love triangle made new by the third party's being electronic."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of the more amusing computer-phobia flicks from the '80s, with an amazing title song by Girogio Moroder."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"It's not often that a modern movie has the courage to give us a hero who doesn't seem to be a cross between a disco god and an aerobics instructor, but the von Dohlen character is a nice change."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Electric Dreams tries to be as up to the minute as the latest rock video. But it looks more like a tired holdover from the ''psychedelic'' 1960s."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"It all comes together as an escapist package that is exactly what it should be: audience-friendly fun."
‑ , People Magazine
"Bizarre 80's obscurity benefits from some great Jeff Lynne tunes."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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