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Release Date: August 23rd, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
A contemporary satire on Hollywood, "Simone" is the story of disillusioned producer Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino), who creates the first totally believable synthetic actress, Simone. However, swept up by her instant success, including a major singing career, the producer cannot bear to admit his fraud to the world or himself.

Cast: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jay Mohr, Jason Schwartzman, Stanley Anderson, Evan Rachel Wood, Daniel von Bargen

Director: Andrew Niccol

Genres: Fantasy, Comedy drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Niccol Films, Jersey Films

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • But for what it is, the film supplies enough laughs to bury most nagging existential questions.

  • Writer-director Andrew Niccol -- gets this Hollywood satire off to a rousing start. But the middle flattens, despite Pacino firing on all cylinders. And the end just nose-dives into something silly and, worse, sentimental. show more

  • For all its flaws, offers an enjoyable look at the machinations of moviedom and fame, and a look into a future where what is real and what isn't becomes scarily blurred. show more

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