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Conception (2011)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  April 2011 (USA)
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A comedy that follows nine very different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can sometimes be more neurotic than erotic.

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A comedy that follows nine very different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can sometimes be more neurotic than erotic.

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The sperm sample in one of the early scenes is a container with the word "PERISHABLE" misspelled as "PERSIHABLE". See more »

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[first lines]
Paul Reynolds: Okay people, let's remember what Aristotle said. The aim of art is to represent, not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Alright, does anybody have any questions?
[kids fidgeting, one raised hand]
Paul Reynolds: Dylan?
Dylan: Where do babies come from?
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Written by Keith Megna and David Megna
Performed by Fulltime Dreamer
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Very unique masterwork of indie filmmaking
25 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Jumping persistently between so many couples throughout the entire movie is a technique I've never really seen before, especially in how it so effectively sucks you in AND breaks most Hollywood conventions while still being relatable. Conception earns its R rating through edgy adult dialogue and sparse nudity without jumping onto the "shock value" bandwagon of tastelessness and pointless crudity.

This is a sweet movie at heart, and Stolberg's ability to navigate through a wide variety of characters that you quickly grow to love and understand without the slightest bit of confusion makes it quite a rare gem.

And, for any of us who know filmmaking- shooting it in ten days (at least that's what I read somewhere) with roughly ten locations (I think), one for each couple, is flat out remarkable- and it certainly doesn't hurt to have such an experienced, likable, recognizable cast filling out every single scene: it's not often (or ever) that every single face in a low-budget movie with so many characters can actually be recognized, let alone have been pulled from some of the most groundbreaking television (and some movies) of the last few years- though half of those cast are actually working on hot shows right now.

This isn't a cliché-ridden, formulaic romantic comedy where characters are forced to figure out how much they really love each other, then lose each other, then get back together in the end- it's hanging out with real people who subtly (if not sneakily) grow on you, straight through to a culmination that ties everything together in a very charming way.


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