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Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Reviews by Valerie Cameron Finch

Rated PG-13

Tom Hanks, a dog and not one but two robots! What more could you want in a film. Tom Hanks is Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. Finch and his dog, Goodyear, have been together for a long time and they seem to have a rhythm for the life they are now living. He creates a robot, played by Caleb Landry Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. A big storm threatens their current living arrangements, so they head to San Francisco. During the journey into a very desolate country, Finch tries to teach Jeff, the robot names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.

Their road trip how broken-down humanity can get when we are threatened with death and starvation. Finch knows that he has been exposed to radiation for a long time and he knows his time is coming to an end. Trying to teach a robot who was “born yesterday” all about how life can be beautiful but also dangerous is a hard task. All three, plus a small robot WALL-E type, show us that bonds can be found anywhere with anyone. This movie is very much like the video game Fallout. And while it is not the most outspoken or memorable of post-apocalyptic movies, it is charming and defiantly worth a watch. This is an AppleTV+ exclusive movie.

Grade: B

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