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Godsend (2004)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  30 April 2004 (USA)
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A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.

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After their young son, Adam (Bright), is killed in an accident, a couple (Kinnear, Romijn-Stamos) approach an expert (De Niro) in stem cell research about bringing him back to life through an experimental and illegal cloning and regeneration process. When Adam comes back to them, however, he's.. different... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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birthday | boy | doctor | cloning | clone | See All (38) »

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On April 30th, evil is born. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,961 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$89,961 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)
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Trivia

Five different endings were shot for this movie and the released one is the tamest one. See more »

Goofs

As Jessie walks to the photo gallery, her coat changes from a non-hooded coat to a hooded coat when she stops to look in the window. As she walks inside, she again has the non-hooded coat. When she walks out and down the street to take the call from Richard, she has the hooded coat again with sunglasses. See more »

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Jessie Duncan: You weren't supposed to see those. Adam, let me explain. Adam?... Zachary?
Adam Duncan: WHAT!
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Make It Bounce
Written by Ali Dee and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Cham Pain
Published by Canvas One Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Deetown Productions
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Not one to see twice, even with the cloning element.
16 July 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I guess this film didn't really grip me. You knew from the start where the film was heading, but it seemed to take its sweet time about getting there. Perhaps that's why I found myself nodding off several times, only to be awoken by the obligatory, and repeated use of, shock tactics throughout the film.

I can't really think of anything positive to say about this film, but neither can I say anything greatly negative. It was neither good, nor bad. In fact, watching it was very much like being trapped in limbo. There was little to stimulate the audience's minds through most of the movie.

It's also irritating to see Hollywood moralising about the evils of cloning through the use of film. I'd hesitate to say it was right, but the last thing reasoned debate on the subject needs is idiot screenwriters cashing in on public fears (and fears that are generated by media misrepresentation, at that) and adding more fuel to the fire. What next, a movie about people turning into flies because they ate genetically modified food crops?

This film isn't very good and you won't be seeing it twice even if you do have the foolishness, like me, to watch it once. Lets just hope that this is one film that Hollywood decides NOT to clone in the future.


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