YMMV / Electric Dreams

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "The Duel," in which a minuet from "Anna Magdalena's Notebook" is rendered as a contest between Madeline on her cello and Edgar producing electronic music.
    • "Together In Electric Dreams" is also a wonderfully done song from Giorgio Moroder and sung by the Human League's lead singer, and fitting for the last scene,. Sure, Edgar decides I Want My Beloved to Be Happy and shuts down so that Miles and Madeline can be together, but the song at the end implies he ascended instead of "died"
  • It Was His Sled: Edgar's name isn't actually revealed until the end when he commits suicide (sorta).
  • Misattributed Song: No, "Together in Electric Dreams" is not from Short Circuit and was not performed by "The Human League," though it was by their lead singer. Subverted when the full roster of Human League recorded a version for their Very Best of Human League album.
  • Narm Charm: There is a real nostalgic charm to the "Gosh-gee, the latest technology!" attitude of this film toward the (All-Too-)Personal Computer.
  • Tear Jerker: When Edgar, about to be hit by 40,000 volts of electricity, asks Miles to hold him before he "dies."
    • Ask any computer hackers who have watched the movie to recollect that particular sequence. Chances are they'll get all misty-eyed.