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Splice (2009)

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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

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Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. Written by Anonymous

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In 2010 their greatest creation will be unleashed. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,385,277 (USA) (4 June 2010)

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$16,999,046 (USA) (30 July 2010)
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A Vodka bottle in the lab is labeled to contain a specimen named "BOGIE + BACALL", a reference to classic film couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. See more »

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The scenes at the farm are set in the winter, but the barn where Dren is living has sunlight showing between the boards making up the outer walls. It would be drafty and as cold as the outside, but is shown as warm enough to be livable. See more »

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Elsa Kast: If you could understand crazy, it wouldn't be crazy.
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The company logos appear on X-rays. See more »

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References Nothing (2003) See more »

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One Twist Too Much
Written by Beckett/Scott/Smith/Snell
Performed by The Bicycles
Courtesy of Fuzzy Logic Recordings
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What's With You People?
8 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three fourths of these reviews hate the movie and whine about the idiot decisions of the scientists. Well of COURSE they made idiotic decisions! Where's the film if they made perfectly sane decisions? What kind of film is that?

I actually thought the film was effing brilliant. I think it took a familiar premise and retooled it. The performances of Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley were exemplary, as always. I saw it for Sarah Polley as she is one of my favorite actors and one of the most underrated ones out there today. The actress that played Dren was also strong and had the perfect mix of human, alien, and innocence.

The film addresses many scientific issues, but does so with a moral and emotional center. I like that the film doesn't pull punches and I like that there are consequences for the actions of the scientists. I thought the complex relationship of the couple and their creation was skillfully rendered and and excellently acted.

Was it flawed? Sure. But it was also really kick ass and I'd see it again in a heartbeat.

If you want your horror sci-fi movies neat and tidy and pedestrian this probably isn't for you.


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