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Origin of the Species (1998)

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A weekend in a summer house, where six late twenties friends have reunited. A series of life crises force them to confront their relationships and lives, leading them to discover what it really means to grow up.

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Paul is the gravitational pull on his college friends who have somehow stayed in his orbit for nearly a decade, meeting every summer for a weekend at his mother's house in upstate New York. This year, Paul makes a desperate attempt to keep everyone together. His friends don't cooperate. And everything reminds them of how far they have, in fact, not come. ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES starts as a parable of human evolution and develops as a lighthearted drama. Paul has prepared menus and conversation topics circling the question of how a species evolves. Sex is the catalyst, but sex is only the beginning. Paul's wife, Julia, is ambivalent about being pregnant and has not yet told him about the pregnancy. When she finally does, Paul seems completely out of touch with her emotions, jeopardizing the future of their relationship. Stan has recently survived testicular cancer, but he's far from feeling alive. Kate, Stan's ex-girlfriend, abandoned him during his illness. Now Kate discovers that her ... Written by Robert Ackerman

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This is a great movie!!!!
10 April 2005 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

like many people, i'm a huge Amanda Peet fan so i ordered this DVD from Amazon...what a great little film!

it's a fresh, funny movie about young people getting together for a long weekend full of relationships, romance and skinny dipping...if you liked your parent's VHS copy of The Big Chill, you'll love it!

Amanda Peet is great...as is Elon Gold, who is in the new Pamela Anderson sitcom "Stacked" and the girl from "Yes, Dear" is her usual adorable self

this movie is such a refreshing find, i can't believe more video stores aren't stocking it...but maybe it's just my local Blockbuster that's behind the times

anyway, if you like comedy, great writing, great acting and the bushy-browed beauty known as Amanda Peet, you will love "Origin of the Species"


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