I've been waiting for this one for a while now and really enjoyed it - the story was actually different to what I was expecting (ie I thought that Simone would develop AI etc) but it was excellent.
Think this is made by the guy who did the Truman Show, and for some reason this reminds me of Being John Malkovich but that could be because it's got Catherine Keener in it again..
There are some good one liners in this and the guy who runs the Echo newspaper is well amusing at times - I reckon he's well in love with Simone!
There's a great plot twist just after half way through the film, Al Pacino is quality in this role..
Everyone puts in a decent performance, but I don't know where they found the bird who plays Simone, she's fantastic!
Worth a watch as this is quality - won't be a lot of people's thing as it can be pretty slow going but I liked it!