Andrew, a robot programmed for domestic chores is sold to an upper-middle-class family, the Martins. The family patriarch recognizes and encourages Andrew’s uncommon characteristics, particularly his artistic streak, sensitivity to beauty, humor, and independence of spirit. In so doing, he sets Williams’s tin man on a two-century journey to become more human than most human beings. What makes this film matter is its undercurrent of deep yearning, the passion of Andrew as a convert to the human race and his willingness to sacrifice all to give and take love. Based on the short story of the same name by Isaac Asimov.