If only KIMI could actually carry out all the commands asked of her, she would definitely outsell Alexa and Google combined. But alas, this film is an imaginative look at where the future tech world is heading. Or is it already there now?

KIMI is a modern-day version of how Alfred Hitchcock’s, REAR WINDOW, or the movie BLOWOUT would look like today. It shows how intrusive our tech world has become. Corporations are ruthless. It’s all about the mighty dollar until they run up against Angela (Zoe Kravitz), who gives a superb, insightful performance. She is riveting…spellbinding, and makes KIMI a must-see movie (Her vibrant, blue hair is an added plus to the entire effect).

The director, Steven Soderbergh, knows how to keep the action moving and hold our attention even when some of the scenes take place solely within the walls of an apartment in Seattle. Definitely, not dull. 

KIMI gives us both sides of how harmful and helpful digital assistance can be. The problem for our society is you can’t have one without the other. There lies the conundrum. I am so glad this is not a problem I have to solve, but it is food for thought. 

KIMI is available to debate on HBO Max. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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