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330: I Am Mother

Published 18 September 2019 Hosted by Katie Molloy and Melissa Savage

This new Netflix sci-fi may be only a middling look at motherhood, but less than 24 hours after this episode was recoded, Mel gave birth.

Starring Hillary Swank, newcomer Clara Rugaard and a robot voiced by Rose Byrne, this film tells the story of a robot raising human children in a secure facility designed to repopulate the ruined Earth.

Shot in 30 days in South Australia, with an able assist from New Zealand’s Weta, we thought it was worth our time. Now we also wonder if it had prophetic powers.

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Start Time Title
00:00:00Intro and spoiler-free section
00:04:28Spoiler section

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