Cinema: Bicentennial Man

STARRING: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt, Hallie Kate Eisenberg DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus OPENS: Dec. 17

To love your mechanical playmate is an agreeable, G-rated notion; that's Toy Story. To want to have sex with it: that's the premise of Robin Williams' latest foray into ickiness. As Andrew, the robot with a heart, he beguiles the family that buys him in the year 2005. Beneath the plastic casing, he is really a middle-aged gentleman, sweet of disposition, wryly amusing, sympathetic to women--hey, is this guy gay? Not at all: Andrew wants the love of a good woman. Davidtz plays...

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